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Venture Gentiane

Affiliation Institute of Engineering
Division Division of Advanced Mechanical Systems Engineering
Research field Robotics
Keyword(S) Robotics, Biomechanics, HRI, Control
Research experience

・2004/1 - 2004/11: French Nuclear Agency-Robotics division Research associate
・2004/11 - 2006/11: Tokyo University JSPS PostDoc
・2006/11 - 2009/3: Tokyo University Project Assistant Professor
・2009/3 - 2014/3: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Associate Professor
・2014/3 - 2019/5: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Associate Professor(Tenured)
・2019/6 - Present: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Professor(Career Challenge)

Educational background

・MSc 2000/9 University of Nantes
・Engineering Higher Degree 2000/9 Ecole Centrale de Nantes
・PhD 2003/11 Ecole Centrale de Nantes - University of Nantes (France)


* The latest information is shown at the member's website.
(At 2011)
・Neurocreative Lab (NPO) research grant 2010
・2008 SIPaper award Young investigator

Selected papers and publications

* The latest information is shown at the member's website.
(At 2011)
・Y. Kawashima, G. Venture, N. Kawashima, Contact force computation from inverse dynamics: Application to gait analysis, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Posture and Gait, Akita, Japan, 2011.
・K. Aoki, G. Venture, Y. Tagawa, Dynamics identification of industrial robots using contact force for the IDCS control, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp 4710-4715, San Francisco, USA, 2011
・G. Venture, Human Characterization and Emotion Characterization from Gait, Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. Engineering in Medicine and Biology, pp. 1292-1295, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010
・K. Ayusawa, G. Venture, Y. Nakamura,ベースリンクの非駆動性を利用した浮遊リンク系の力学同定法-跳躍する人間・脚型ロボットの力センサレス力学同定-Identification of Free Flying Systems Using Unactuated Base-Link Dynamics-Identification of Flying Humanoids and Humans Without Force Measurement- , Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1004-1013, 2010
・K. Ayusawa, G. Venture, Y. Nakamura, ベースリンクの運動方程式を利用した脚型ロボットの最小力学パラメータの同定 - Minimal-set of Inertial Parameters Identification of Legged Robots Using Base-link Dynamics, Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 1066-1077, 2009
・G. Venture, K. Yamane, T. Yamamoto and Y. Nakamura, Identification of Human Limb Visco-Elasticity Using Robotics Methods to Support the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Diseases, Int. J. of Robotic Research, 28, pp 1322-1333, 2009
・G. Venture, P.-J. Ripert, W. Khalil, M. Gautier, P. Bodson, Modelling and identification of passenger car dynamics using robotics formalism, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.7, No3, pp 349-359, Sept. 2006.
・G. Venture,D.S. Haliyo, A. Micaelli, S. Regnier, Force-feedback coupling for micro handling sapplications, J. of Micromechatronics, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, pp 307-327, 2006.

Research Description

We conduct researches in the field of Robotics. More particularly we are focusing on finding dynamics features that characterize humans and can be understood by robots. We develop formalisms and methodologies to understand human and human motions from their dynamics, as well as to measure humanoids dynamics. This will help in developing more friendly and personalized robotics systems, and will enhance human-robot interaction.
The range of applications includes humanoid robotics, human/robot interction, medical diagnostic support, rehabilitation monitoring, sport science, entertainment... Around the above problematics we are now actively doing research on the following areas (partners):
- Optimal human body modelling for simulation (Toyota Central Laboratory, Nagoya, Japan)
- Identification of the human body dynamics for applications in Biomechanics (Laboratoire Complexite, Innovation et Activites Motrices et Sportives, Paris University, Orsay, France)
- Computation of the contact forces of legged systems, without forceplate, application to rehabilitation and gait evaluation (National Rehabilitation Center, Tokorozawa, Japan)
- Affect recognition from motion and biometrics (Laboratoire de Physiologie et de Perception de l'Action, College de France, Paris, France)
- Systematic identification of dynamics for legged systems
- Adaptative control of robot for optimal and safe interaction with human (Tagawa Lab., TUAT, Tokyo, Japan)
- Marker-less motion capture develpoment (Nakamura Lab., TUAT, Tokyo, Japan)
- Dynamics modeling of human, and muscle identification (INRIA, Montpellier, France & Nakamura Lab., Tokyo University, Japan)
- Identification theory (IRCCyN, Nantes France)
- Evaluation of fatigue from motion (Adaptative Systems Laboratory, Waterloo University, Canada)
- Human foot modelling for robot foot design

About TUAT's tenure-track program

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Future aspirations

Reaching a world top-class level of research in my field and developing a strong multidisciplinary and international framework to keep research going forward and discovering novel approaches and possibilities. Sharing this knowledge with the students and increasing their curiosity and their own ability to excel in their own career.