David Folio


Born on the 17th September 1979,
French nationality

Associate Professor

Robotic and Micro/Nano-robotic for biomedical and health-care applications

INSA Centre Val de Loire,
University of Orléans, PRISME Laboratory, EA 4229

Campus de Bourges, 88 bd Lahitolle, CS 60013,
F-18022 Bourges, France

 +33(0)2 48 48 40 75

+33(0)2 48 48 40 50


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Current position and responsibilities

Since 2008

Associate Professor (maître de conférences), 61st CNU1 section

INSA Centre Val de Loire, University of Orléans, PRISME Laboratory EA4229, Bourges, France.
member of the teaching team of the Industrial Risk Control2 (MRI), of the Energy, Risks, and Environment (ERE), and of the Sciences and Techniques for Engineers3 (STPI) departments.
member of the Robotic team of the Images, Robotics, Automatic control and Signal (IRAuS) unit of the PRISME Laboratory.
Since 2014
in charge of the Nuclear Energy option of the 5th year (engineer’s degree) of the Industrial Risk Control (MRI) department.
Since 2017
  • referent of “racism and antisemitism”.
  • elected member of the council of the Energy, Risks and Environment (ERE) department.

Experience and Graduate Educations

Oct.2007 Aug.2008
Post-Doctorate at Inria de Rennes Bretagne Atlantique4, Rennes, France.
Research on sensory control for unmanned aerial vehicles conducted in Lagadic team, supervised by François Chaumette.
Feb.2007 Aug.2007
Teaching assistant, in French Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER), at Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France.
Feb.2004 Aug.2007
Doctorate degree at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.
PhD thesis in Robotic control, directed by Viviane Cadenat, entitled “Multi-sensor-based control strategies and visual signal loss management for mobile robots navigation”.
Master of Science (DESS) on Intelligent Systems at Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France.
Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) on Computer Sciences at Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France.
Scholarship (IUP5, L2-M1) on Intelligent Systems at Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France.
Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology for the Engineer, at University of Reunion Island, France.

Professional Activities

Since 2015
Member of the program committee of the International Conference on Robotics, Manipulation, and Automation at Small Scales (MARSS)
Since 2013
Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS).
Since 2005
IEEE member (SM’05, AM’08, M’12).
Regular Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO);
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME);
  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH);
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE);
  • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS);
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA);
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS);
  • IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob);
French outstanding research award (PEDR, 2014—2018)
  1. The National Council of Universities, that is from French “Conseil national des universités” (CNU), comprises 57 sections covering different scientific disciplines. http://www.cpcnu.fr 

  2. From French “Maîtrise des Risques Industriels” (MRI). The MRI speciality is defined by a systemic risk approach (cindynics, or risk analysis). http://www.insa-centrevaldeloire.fr/en/training/industrial-risk-control 

  3. From French “Science et Technique pour l’Ingénieur” (STPI). The STPI department teaches a core syllabus for the first two years so as to equip future engineering students with the necessary fundamentals for continuing their studies. http://www.insa-centrevaldeloire.fr/en/training/engineering-science-and-technology 

  4. French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, from French: “Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria). https://www.inria.fr/centre/rennes 

  5. From French “Institut Universitaire Professionnalisé” (IUP