NAO League

The 2012 team is a joint team between the French team, the Spanish team named Los Hidalgos The team name L3M is the acronym of the French novel title Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Dumas.

Institutes and people involved in the L3M team are:
  • Université de Versailles (UVSQ), Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes de Versailles (LISV), Science and Technology Engineering School (ISTY),
    • Vincent Hugel (faculty staff ),
    • Pierre Blazevic (faculty staff ),
    • Patrick Bonnin (faculty staff ),
    • Nathan Ramoly (student staff ).
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial (AI2),
    • Juan Francisco Blanes Noguera (faculty staff ),
    • Manuel Muñoz Alcobendas (student staff ),
    • Pau Muñoz Benavent (student staff ),
    • Ruben Perez Bachiller (student staff ),
    • Eduardo Munuera Sanchez (student staff ).
  • Université Paris 8 (UP8), Laboratoire d'Informatique Avancée de Saint-Denis (LIASD),
    • Nicolas Jouandeau (faculty staff ).
  • Universidad de Murcia (UMU), Dept. Ingenieria de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, Grupo de Investigación de Ingeniería Aplicada (GIIA),
    • Juan José Alcaraz Jiménez (student staff )
    • Humberto Martínez Barberá (faculty staff )

 Vincent HUGEL

is Associate Professor at the System Engineering Laboratory of the University of Versailles, France. After graduating from the engineering school Ecole des Mines in Nancy, France, in 1994, he received a robotics engineering degree from the French Nuclear Institute of Sciences and Technologies, CEA, France, in 1995, and a PhD from the University of Paris VI in 1999. He has accreditation to direct research since 2007. His activities focus on legged locomotion, autonomous robots and the design of legged machines.

From 1998 to 2005 he was involved in the Standard Platform League (SPL) of RoboCup with the aibo quadruped robots. Since 2009 he is team leader of the SPL RoboCup team L3M and supervises developments of the autonomy of NAO humanoid robots.


received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Paris8 University, on probabilistic planning algorithms in 2005. In 2006, He became Assistant Professor at Paris8 University where He gave his first Master course on motion planning. He is involved in computer Olympiads since 2007 and in RoboCup since 2009.

His current projects focus on motion planning for autonomous robots, parallel tree search for computer games, computer vision and collaborative decision making for humanoid robots.


is professor at the University of Versailles in France and head of the engineering school ISTY.

He was graduated from the "Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan" where he obtained an applied physics agregation and and Master of Robotics of Paris VI University in 1986. He obtained a PhD in robotics from Paris VI University in 1991 in the Robotics Laboratory of Paris, and accreditation to supervise research in 2000 from University of Versailles.

His research activities focus on locomotion of robotics systems including legged and limbless robots.

Since the beginning of the creation of the Aldebaran-Robotics company, he is collaborating tightly with people from this company in the developement of the small humanoid robot Nao, and in the design of the largest prototype ROMEO which is a national project funded by the French government.

Patrick BONNIN

is actually Professor at ISTY (Institut des Sciences et Techniques de Versailles), Engineering School of the University of Versailles Saint Quentin, Head of the Mechatronic Department since September 2009 and Researcher at Laboratory of Engineering Systems of Versailles. His fields of interest are: Robotic Vision, Real Time Vision, Real Time Implementation of Image Processing Algorithms, Edge / Region / Motion Color Segmentation, Robust Algorithms (ligthing conditions), Algorithms without parameter.

He received his PHD in 1991, from Paris VI University in the field of Image Processing, and his “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” from Versailles University in 2000, in the field of Vision for Robotics.


is a young student who joined the integrated preparatory cycle of Engineering School ISTY in 2009. In September 2011 he will be recruited as an engineer student in the computer science department of ISTY.

He joined the RoboCup SPL team at the beginning of 2011. He is working on ultra-sonar detection and absolute localization.


received his degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2006 at the Cartagena Polytechnic University. His research interests lie in the area of bipedal locomotion. Since 2008 he has participated in the SPL of Robocup as part of the Chaos, Hidalgos and L3M teams.

He is currently studying for his Ph.D. at the Murcia University.


is Assistant Professor at Computer Science School in the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain since 1999 teaching real time control, embedded systems and distributed control with field buses. He received a degree in Computer Science in 1994 and PhD  degree in 2000 with a theses about robotics sensor fusion. Since the beginning of the research has been working in real time robot architectures with special emphasis in humanoid robots and real time robot control with limited resources in embedded systems.

Currently he has been focused in Robocup Standard Platform League, with participation in the "Los Hidalgos" Spanish joint team with the Universidad de Murcia, and the international joint team L3M.





Past Members :


has started the M.S. degree in embedded computer science from the Paris8 University, Saint-Denis, France, since 2009. He is currently working at Aldebaran.

He joined the RoboCup SPL from 2009 to 2011 and has working on single agent behaviors and addresses the problem of finding the best biped walking parameters.

has started the M.S. degree in computer science from the Paris8 University, Saint-Denis, France, since 2009. He is currently working at Bouygues Telecom .

He joined the RoboCup SPL in 2010 and 2011. He has worked on computer vision learning. Now he is working on specific goal behavior. He is also evolved in 3D-SSL for single agent behaviors.