Dr. Patrice Caire

Founder and Head of the Social Robotics Lab, Luxembourg University
Founder and Lead of the Luxembourg United robot soccer team
Email: patrice.caire[at]gmail.com

Selected News About Dr. Caire And Her Projects

Robots Win
  • Portrayed in FNR-VdL Women in Sciences and Engineering (WiSE) exhibition, inauguration 20/01/2017
  • Lead to the qualification of Luxembourg United robot soccer team to the German Open and the prestigious World Cup RoboCup 2017 in Japan, Dec.2016.
  • 1st prize winner and Favorite Project Award of Banque de Luxembourg for our Luxembourg United football team at the Mind & Market Innovation Forum competition organized by Deloitte/FNR/Luxinnovation (See details and articles), June 30, 2016.
  • FNR Award for Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public 2013 [Announcement], [watch the demo]
  • Best Research Paper Award at the 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering (RE) Conference, Rio de Janeiro 2013 [Press Announcement]
  • Best Research Paper Award at the International Conference on Agreement Technologies, Beijing 2013
Short Bio
  • 2012-Current
    Research Associate at the University of Luxembourg Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), in the Automation Research Group (ARG) of Prof. Voos. Launched the Social Robotics Lab, which she currently leads.
    - Initiated and launched the first Luxembourgish robot soccer team "Luxembourg United" to compete in international competitions and qualify for RobCup world robot soccer competition in the SPL (NAO) league.
    - Project Initiator and Lead on the CoRobots@MUDAM project supported by Ville de Luxembourg, and on the CoRobotsForVdL for the two largest National museums of the City of Luxembourg.
    - Previously, associated to the Security, Design and Validation Research Group (SERVAL) of prof. LeTraon: Project Initiator and Lead of the CoPAInS project (Conviviality and Privacy in Ambient Intelligence Systems); Vice-PI (Principal Investigator) and project Lead on the POST Luxembourg Smart Home project SERCOM.
  • 2011-2010
    Research Fellow in Prof. Patrick Heymans' group at the PReCISE research centre, Computer Science department, University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium.
  • 2010-2006
    PhD in computer science, graduated with grade “Outstanding” under Prof. van der Torre, Luxembourg University, ICR group.
  • 3-year project with the city of Luxembourg on the topic of conviviality in artificial social systems based on a actual use cases provided by the city of Luxembourg.
  • 2006-1999
    Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Menlo Park, California, Virtual Reality Lab: Initiated and lead the Cyberhead VR project.
    Previously: Human Computer interaction research and application at San Francisco Internet company Scient, and Netscape/AOL-Time Warner in Mountain View, California.
  • 1999-1994
    Master of Science in Computer Science from New York University under Prof. Dr. Jack Schwartz. Research Assistant at NYU Media Lab. Special Interest Topic: "Non-verbal Communication over the Internet".
  • Previously
    MFA, AKA, Vienna, BFA, ENSAAMA, Paris. Examples of P. Caire work with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and installations: Crash! Art Implants Reject Emotions (CAIRE), and Compressed Adventures Inhibiting Robotic Emotions (C.A.I.R.E. 93).
More detailed CV [pdf]
Portrait of Patrice Caire by Sciences.lu [watch the video]

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