Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
et de Robotique


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Title : Professeur
Address : 4 place Jussieu, CC 173, 75252 Paris cedex 05
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 28 76
Email : chatila(at)
Group : AMAC (AMAC)

Raja Chatila, IEEE Fellow, is Professor and Director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (UPMC). He is also Director of the Laboratory of Excellence “SMART” on human-machine interaction. He was director of LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France, in 2007-2010.

His research covers several aspects of Robotics in robot navigation and SLAM, motion planning and control, cognitive and control architectures, human-robot interaction, and robot learning. He  works on robotics projects in the areas of service, field, aerial and space robotics. He is author of over 150 international publications on these topics.

Current projects: AVETHICS on the ethics of automated vehicle decisions, Roboergosum on robot self-awareness and Spencer on human-robot interaction in populated environments.

He was President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the term 2014-2015.

He is member of  the CERNA, The Ethics Committee on Research in Information Science and Technology of the Allistene Alliance which published a report on the Ethics of Research in Robotics in November 2014 (in French).

He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems.


IEEE Pioneer Award in Robotics and Automation

Honorary Doctor of Örebro University (Sweden).