Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
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WALCK Guillaume
Title : Associate Researcher
No longer in the unit

Current position : Lab system engineer in the Neuroinformatic group at the CITEC University of Bielefeld (Germany)

Previous position : Engineer for the European project HANDLE


guillaume.walck (chez)


  • 2009-2013 :  Engineer under contract et ISIR - Paris
  • 2006-2010 :  PhD Thesis in Robotics
    Automatic 3D reconstruction of unknown objects for grasping and in-hand manipulation

    Advisor: Prof. Michel Drouin
    defended July 2010 - with honors

  • 2001-2004 : Engineer Diploma of ENSEA specialized in Electronics and Embedded Systems
  • 1996-2001 : Bac S option Techno. & Preparatory classes to selective entrance exam based on Maths, Physics and Engineer sciences

Complete CV

Research Activities

  • Vision
    3D Multi-view modeling based on silhouettes and optimization through Graph-Cuts
    Eye-Hand calibration with non-linear methods
    Automatic silhouette extraction through Graph-Cuts and Grow-Cut
    Object tracking with occlusion with a multi-marker method
  • Control
    Automatic observation of objects with multi-task visual servoing
    Control of an arm with antagonistic pneumatic muscles and weight compensation
    Marker tracking with a pan-tilt-zoom camera
  • Robotics
    Software architecture of a robotic platform using ROS
    High-level decision and planning of manipulation tasks

Technical Activities

  • Responsible of the robot platform (hand + arm of Shadow Robot Company) of the european project HANDLE
  • Development of applications and control interfaces (C++/Python, RTAI, ROS)
  • Integration of hundreds of ROS nodes in an in-hand manipulation process

Teaching Activities

  • 2009-2013 : Assistant teacher (20h/year) à l'UPMC : Lab sessions : Real-time with RTAI on I/O, Master 2 (dev of Lab exercices from scratch, training board dev.)
  • 2006-2008 : Assistant teacher (64h/year) at CIES Jussieu : Exercice sessions, Lab sessions and Projects in computer sciences Licence 3