Rachid Alami

Interview Location: France

Interview Synopsis

In this interview, Alami discusses his original experiences with robotics under George Giralt at LAAS, the development of his interest in robot collaboration, and finally his work on human-robot interaction. Alami also provides insight into the challenges of robotics and the future of the industry.

Biography

Rachid Alami was born in Morocco in 1954. At the age of 20, he moved to France where he attended the Academy of Toulouse for his undergraduate and doctoral education. Alami graduated with a degree in computer engineering from the ENSEEIHT at the University of Toulouse in 1978 and a Ph.D. in robotics from the Paul Sabatier University in 1983. He has contributed to several international research projects, and his work has focused primarily on robot-robot and human-robot collaboration. Alami is currently the director of Robotics and A.I. research at the Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) of the CNRS, the French National Research Center at the University of Toulouse. Architecture of Systems (LAAS) of the CNRS, the French National Research Center at the University of Toulouse.