Rémy Siegfried

About myself

I am from Saint-Maurice in Valais. I studied at EPFL where I obtained a Bachelor in Microengineering (2014) and then a Master in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (2016).

Current work

I am a PhD student at EPFL (EDEE) and I am currently working at IDIAP as a research assistant in the Perception and Activity Understanding group under the supervision of Jean-Marc Odobez.

In the frame of the MuMMER project, I am working on modeling and infering attention in Human-Robot Interactions. Exploiting color and depth images as well as audio data, my goal is to estimate the individual attention of a group of people that is interacting with the robot. This information will allow it to better understand conversations dynamic and to react properly in social interactions.

Past projects

  • During my studies, I performed two semester projects: one on the implementation of safety behaviour on quadrotor formation (at DISAL (EPFL)) and a second on the design of legs for a quadruped robot (at BIOROB (EPFL))
  • I worked during 7 monthes for senseFly (in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne) on the motor control of their quadrotor and the development of an interface between a new camera and a fixed-wing drone.
  • I did my Master Project at LSRO (EPFL) under the supervision of Francesco Mondada. I worked in the field of learning analytics with mobile robots. I worked on methods that use the logs taken during a robot programming lecture to provide useful information to teachers and students in order to increase the learning outcome of lectures.
  • I was then hired for 6 more monthes to continue my master project and develop a tool that provides on-line hints to students learning robotic programming based on the results of my master project.



  • 29.08.2018 - Idiap's Innovation Days 2018 (video from 20 Minutes)


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