Jim Mainprice is the interim professor of the Machine Learning and Robotics (MLR) chair at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include motion planning, machine learning and human-robot interaction. He holds a M.Sc. from Polytech'Montpellier, France, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toulouse, France, which he received in 2009 and 2012 respectively. While completing his Ph.D. at LAAS-CNRS, he took part in the EU FP7 projects Dexmart and Saphari. From January 2013 to December 2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Autonomous Robotic Collaboration Lab at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) located in Massachusetts, USA, where he participated in the DARPA Robotics Challenge as a member of the DRCHubo team. Since January 2015, he is affiliated with the Autonomous Motion Department (AMD) of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, and he leads the Humans to Robots Motion (HRM) research group supported by the "System Mensch" alliance at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, since April 2017.
Apollo Robot at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany.