★ Research

> March 2022 - now
   Professor with the University of Tokyo (Tokyo - Japan).

> April 2018 - now
   Joint appointed fellow with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Intelligent systems research institute (Tsukuba - Japan).

> May 2016 - March 2018
   Scientific advisor for the company "solution", Tokyo, Japan.

> July 2016 - February 2022
   Distinguished Professor with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Tokyo - Japan).

> October 2012 - March 2018
   Visiting Researcher with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Humanoid group (Tsukuba - Japan).

> October 2013 - October 2015
   Research collaborator with the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with disabilities (Tokorozawa - Japan)

> March 2009 - June 2016
   Associate Professor with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Tokyo - Japan).

> November 2006 - March 2009
   Project Assistant Professor in Nakamura & Yamane Lab. (YNL), The University of Tokyo (Tokyo - Japan), on the IRT project to support Man and Aging Society.

> December 2004 - October 2006
   Researcher in Nakamura & Yamane Lab., The University of Tokyo (Tokyo - Japan), supported by the JSPS: Dynamic modelling and control of a musculo-skeletal animal-like (or human) robot.

> January 2004 - December 2004
   Researcher with the French Nuclear Agency CEA (Paris - France), department of Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Force feed-back teleoperation of the micromanipulator robot Mu-mad. Work in collaboration with the laboratoire de robotique de Paris.

> November 2000 - November 2003
   PhD fellow with the car manufacturer PSA-Peugeot Citroen: Identification of the dynamic parameters of a car using robotics formalism.


★ Current services apointments (look here for detailed services activities)

> Elected representative (term 2023~2027) for the Robotics Society of Japan.

> Senior Editor IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

> Associate Editor Interaction Studies.

> Associate Editor Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics.

> Nomination Committee Member, International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.

> Committee Member, IEEE RAS CARES (Committee to Aid Reporting on Misconduct Concerns).

> Ethic board member, ERC project EMTHEC Emotional Machines: the technological transformation of intimacy in Japan.


★ Visiting Invited Professor

> 2021-4-1~now
    Academia in Residence, Landing Pad Tokyo, Japan.

> 2020-4-1~now
   Invited professor Robotics by design, Strate, France.

> 2018-3-14~2018-3-25
   Visiting professor Adaptative systems laboratory, Waterloo University, Canada.

> 2016-8-1~2016-8-14
   Visiting professor Adaptative systems laboratory, Waterloo University, Canada.

> 2013-6-1~2013-6-15
   Visiting researcher Laboratoire de Physiologie et Perception de l'action, College de France, France.

★ Education

> 2003
   PhD degree in robotics from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Robotics lab of the IRCCyN (France)

> 2000
   + French DEA (M.Sc.), graduate degree in applied robotics (with honours): Movement generation for a non-holonomic car like robot. Robotics lab of the IRCCyN (France)
   + Engineer diploma from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France): general higher education in engineering. Special skills in Automation and Robotics.

> 1997
   Bachelor degree in mathematics (with honours)

★ Extra

> Curator for the exhibition "Human and robot: shaping the future", Nature & Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan. 5-27-2017~9-9-2017

> Cooking teacher, cooking blogger @In Gentiane's kitchen instagram
Bronze medal for the Cooking and story contest 2016 of the Japanese soya sauce association


★ GV's activities in the press & Consulting for media

+ A mention of our work on Yokobo published in .able, "".able Journal Publishes Research Through Images", Hyperallergic, April 5th 2023.

+ An other short article about Yokobo in "RT Flash", 2023-01-24.

+ A short article about Yokobo in French economy magazine "Les echos", 2022-12-20.

+ An article about Yokobo on the French website of the Institut Carnot Telecom et societe numerique 2022-11-25.

+ An interview in "the curious podcast, listen to women in Science and Tech share their insights", about robots, education, and career path 1/2022. Listen here

+ "Yōkobo, le robjet récompensé par le prix « Kawaii Kansei Design Award »", Veille scientifique et technologique, Japon, 11/2021

+ "Yōkobo: Finding a Discreet Place for Robots in Connected Homes", Cyril Pasteau, Hello Future Orange, 10/2021

+ “50 women in robotics you need to know about”, 2021/10/12

+ Interview GV talks on IROS TV about living with robots, 2019-11-6, view on Youtube (in English)

+ 【解説】人類とロボットをつなぐ「ソフトロボティクス」最前線", Newspick, 2019/8/29 read in Japanese

+ टोक्यो विवि. में एनआइटी के प्रोफेसर के शोध की प्रशंसा, Dainik Jagran, 2019-5-7 read in Hindi

+ "Professor Anup Nandy’s research gives a solution to support healthy aging", India Education Diary, 2019-5-7 read in English

+ "La place de la robotique au Japon", HUB Institute, August 2018. watch on youtube

+ "Chatty robots in Japan begin to make all the right moves", Nikkei Asian review, April 6th, 2018.

+ 日経産業新聞 「感情表現ロボット開発急ぐ」 , by Sayuka Nakajima, March 27th, 2018.

+ "Le 1", "Les japonais rêvent-ils d’amis robotiques ?", by Rafaele Brillaud, January 31st, 2018.

+ Online news, November 2017.

+ Online news, November 2017.  

+ "Les nouvelles frontières de la robotique japonaise" in "Swissquote", by Jonas Pulver, pp. 58, No. 4, September 2015.

+ The Daily Beast, Japan's Robots Are Reading Your Emotion, by Angela Kubo & Jake Adelstein, August 6th, 2014.

+ 産経ニユース, 2014.7.20 

+ 日刊工業新聞, July 2014,

+ JST Science Portal

+ My Navy news

+ Yahoo news Japan

+ Interview for Les dossiers de La Recherche, Humanoïde je t’aime, moi non plus, Rafaele Brillaud, pp. 59-65, No 8, février 2014. Download the pdf

+ Interview for France Culture, Le magazine de la redaction: Robot ergo sum: vivre avec les robots , Septembre 6th 2013. (in French)

+ Interview for a special issue on Robotics in Japan "Les Cahiers Science & Vie", Rafaele Brillaud, No135, p98-103, Feb. 2013. Download the pdf (in French).

+ Interview for the「日経産業新聞」2011年10月6日, on our research on "biometrics from gait", Download the pdf (in Japanse).

+ Mix et Remix the famous cartoonist for the Swiss journal L'Hebdo visited us in August 2011. He made a cartoon of his visit published in "L'Hebdo: Numero special anniversaire" No 39, September 2011. Read the cartoon in pdf here (in French).

+ Interview for the journal 「向学新聞」of the International Foreign Students Association publication. Download the pdf (bad scan - in Japanese)

+ Based on "Les Echos" article, an other publication, on Themavision, a French organization for innovation and industries. Read the article here (in French).

+ Interview for the French business magazine "Les Echos" here (in French)

+ Consulting for Paris Science Museum (Cite des Sciences La Villette) journalist, February 2010.

+ Interview for the "Radio Suisse Romande", for the program "Urbanites": the role of robotics nowadays and in the future, Octobre 30th 2009. listen to it now

+ Interview for TSR (Swiss TV), February 2009. see it now

+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of an article about Robotics in Japan (Sciences et Vie, special issue on Robotics) Outline here (select No.247)

+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of a reportage for the TV show "Science on tourne" about commercial robotics in Japan, August 2007.

+ Advisor for French journalists in the making of a reportage for the TV show "Un oeil sur la planete" about Robotics in Japan, March 2008.

+ Interview for Radio-France International and France Inter "Et pourtant elle tourne" broadcast, January 2008.

+ Interview for France Inter "Interception" broadcast, June 2008.