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Journal papers (2014) :

J. R. Serres and F. Ruffier (2014) Accepted
Biomimetic autopilot based on minimalistic motion vision for navigating along corridors
comprising U-shaped and S-shaped turns

Journal of Bionic Engineering (Elsevier)

S. Viollet, S. Godiot, R. Leitel, W. Buss, P. Breugnon, M. Menouni, R. Juston, F. Expert, F. Colonnier, G. L’Eplattenier, A. Brückner, F. Kraze, H. Mallot, N. Franceschini, R. Pericet-Camara, F. Ruffier, D. Floreano (2014) Accepted & Open access
Hardware architecture and cutting-edge assembly process of a tiny curved compound eye
Sensors (MDPI-Basel), 14(11), pp : 21702-21721, doi:10.3390/s141121702

F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini (2014) In Press & Open Access
Optic Flow Regulation in Unsteady Environments : A Tethered MAV Achieves Terrain Following and Targeted Landing Over a Moving Platform
J. Intell. Robot Syst., Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10846-014-0062-5

Franceschini, N. (2014)
Small Brains, Smart Machines : From Fly Vision to Robot Vision and Back Again
Proceedings of the IEEE , vol.102, no.5, pp.751-781.

S. Viollet (2014) Open Access
Vibrating makes for better seeing : from the fly’s micro-eye movements to hyperacute visual sensors (Review Article)
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2:9, doi : 10.3389/fbioe.2014.00009

R. Juston, L. Kerhuel, N. Franceschini and S. Viollet (2014)
Hyperacute edge and bar detection in a bio-inspired optical position sensing device
IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, vol .19, no. 3, pp. 1025-1034.

F. L. Roubieu, J. R. Serres, F. Colonnier, N. Franceschini, S. Viollet and F. Ruffier(2014) Open Access
A biomimetic vision-based hovercraft accounts for bee’s complex behaviours in various corridors
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 9, 036003

A. Manecy, N. Marchand and S. Viollet (2014) Open Access
Hovering by gazing : a novel strategy for implementing saccadic flight-based navigation in GPS-denied environments
Int. J. of Advanced Robotic Systems, 11:66, doi : 10.5772/58429

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceeding (2014) :

A. Manecy, N. Marchand, and S. Viollet (2014) In Press
RT-MaG : an open-source SIMULINK Toolbox for Linux-Based Real-Time Robotic Applications
IEEE Robio 2014 conference, December 5 to 10, 2014, Bali, Indonesia

G. Sabiron, L. Burlion, T. Raharijaona, and F. Ruffier (2014) In Press
Optic Flow-Based Nonlinear Control and Sub-optimal Guidance for Lunar Landing
IEEE Robio 2014 conference, December 5 to 10, 2014, Bali, Indonesia

G. Sabiron, L. Burlion, G. Jonniaux, E. Kervendal, E. Bornschlegl, T. Raharijaona, and F. Ruffier (2014) In Press
Backup State Observer Based on Optic Flow Applied to Lunar Landing
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Chicago, Illinois, USA, Sept. 14–18, 2014

T. Raharijaona, L. Dola, B. Boisseau, J.-J. Martinez-Molina, N. Marchand and F. Ruffier (2014) In Press
Event-based speed control on a sensor-less miniature thruster
AIM 2014, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 8-11, 2014, Besançon, France

R. Leitel, A. Brückner, W. Buß, S. Viollet, R. Pericet-Camara, H. Mallot, and A. Bräuer (2014) In Press
Curved artificial compound-eyes for autonomous navigation
SPIE Proceedings 9130, Photonics Europe 2014 Brussels, Microoptics Conference, Belgium.

Peer-reviewed Chapter (2014) :

T. Raharijaona, L. Kerhuel, J. Serres, F. Roubieu, F. Expert, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini (2014)
Insect Inspired Visual Motion Sensing and Flying Robots
Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration : 2. Electromechanical systems, E. Jabbari (ed.), World Scientific Pub, vol .9, pp. 565-611, ISBN : 978-981-4354-95-0.


D. Floreano, R. Pericet-Camara, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier, A. Brückner, R. Leitel, W. Buss, M. Menouni, F. Expert, R. Juston, M. K. Dobrzynski, G. L’Eplattenier, F. Recktenwald, H. A. Mallot, N. Franceschini (2013)
Miniature Curved Artificial Compound Eyes
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, vol. 110, no. 23, 9267-9272.

S. Viollet and J. Zeil (2013)
Feed-forward and visual feed-back control of head roll orientation in wasps (Polistes humilis, Vespidae, Hymenoptera)
J. of Experimental Biology, vol. 216, 1280-1291

T. Raharijaona, P. Mignon, R. Juston and S. Viollet (2013)
A tiny lensless positon sensing device for the tracking of active markers
Int. Conf. on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED UAS 2013, Compiègne, France

A. Manecy, R. Juston, N. Marchand and S. Viollet (2013)
Decoupling the eye : a Key toward Robust Hovering for sighted Aerial Robots
EuroGNC Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control, Delft, Netherlands, 256-275.

F. L. Roubieu, F. Expert, G. Sabiron, F. Ruffier (2013)
A two-directional 1-gram visual motion sensor inspired by the fly’s eye
IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 13, Issue : 3, Pages : 1025 - 1035

Sabiron G., Chavent P., Raharijaona T., Fabiani P., Ruffier F. (2013)
Low-speed optic-flow sensor onboard an unmanned helicopter flying outside over fields
IEEE Int. Conf. Robot. Autom. (ICRA 2013), Germany, pages 1734 - 1741

G. Sabiron, P. Chavent, L. Burlion, E. Kervendal, E. Bornschlegl, P. Fabiani, T. Raharijaona, F. Ruffier (2013)
Toward an Autonomous Lunar Landing Based on Low-speed Optic Flow Sensors
EuroGNC - 2nd CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control, Delft : Pays-Bas (2013), pages 993 - 1011

Sabiron G., Chavent P., Burlion L., Kervendal E., Bornschlegl E., Fabiani P., Raharijaona T., Ruffier F. (2013)
Toward an autonomous lunar landing based in low-speed optic flow sensors
Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control, Springer , pages 681-699
Selected Papers of the Second CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (Editors : Qiping Chu, Bob Mulder, Daniel Choukroun, Erik-Jan van Kampen, Coen de Visser, Gertjan Looye), Springer

Raharijaona T., Sabiron G., Viollet S., Franceschini N., Ruffier F. (2013)
Neuromimetic robots and their possible future applications for asteroid landing
Asteroids, Prospective Energy and Material Resources, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, 221-246.


F. L. Roubieu, J. Serres, N. Franceschini, F. Ruffier and S. Viollet (2012) (Accepted)
A fully-autonomous hovercraft inspired by bees : wall following and speed control in straight and tapered corridors
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012), December 11-14, 2012, Guangzhou, China.

F. Expert, F.L. Roubieu and F. Ruffier (2012)
Interpolation based « time of travel » scheme in a Visual Motion Sensor using a small 2D retina
IEEE Sensors Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 29-31, pages 2231-2234

R. Juston and S. Viollet (2012)
A miniature bio-inspired position sensing device for the control of micro-aerial robots
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, pages 1118-1124.

F. Expert and F. Ruffier (2012)
Controlling docking, altitude and speed in a circular high-roofed tunnel thanks to the optic flow
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, pages 1125-1132

A. Manecy, S. Viollet and N. Marchand (2012)
Bio-Inspired Hovering Control for an Aerial Robot Equipped with a Decoupled Eye and a Rate Gyro
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, pages 1110-1117

F. Ruffier and F. Expert (2012)
Visual motion sensing onboard a 50-g helicopter flying freely under complex VICON-lighting conditions
IEEE/CME Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, Kobe, Japan, pages 634-639

L. Kerhuel, S. Viollet and N. Franceschini (2012)
The VODKA sensor : a bio-inspired hyperacute optical position sensing device
IEEE Sensors Journal, 12 : 315-324.


G. Portelli, F. Ruffier, F.L. Roubieu, N. Franceschini (2011) Article in Open-access
Honeybees’ Speed Depends on Dorsal as Well as Lateral, Ventral and Frontal Optic Flows
PLoS ONE 6(5) : e19486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019486

F. Expert, S. Viollet and F. Ruffier (2011)
Indoor and Outdoor performances of insect-based visual motion sensors
Journal of Field Robotics, 28 : 529-541.

S. Viollet, F. Ruffier, T. Ray, M. Menouni, F. Aubépart, L. Kerhuel and N. Franceschini (2011)
Performances of Three Miniature Bio-inspired Optic Flow Sensors under Natural Conditions
Sensors and Transducers, 9 : 151-159.

F. Expert, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier (2011)
A mouse sensor and a 2-pixel motion sensor exposed to continuous illuminance changes
IEEE Sensors 2011 conference, Limerick, Ireland, pages 974-977

F. L. Roubieu, F. Expert, M. Boyron, B.-J. Fuchslock, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier (2011)
A novel 1-gram insect based device measuring visual motion along 5 optical directions
IEEE Sensors 2011 conference, Limerick, Ireland, pages 687-690.
Best Student Paper Award - First place.

R. Juston, S. Viollet, L. Kerhuel, N. Franceschini (2011)
High Performance Optical Angular Position Sensing at Low-cost : a Bio-inspired Approach
IEEE Sensors 2011 conference, Limerick, Ireland, pages 378-381

F. Ruffier, S. Benacchio, F. Expert, E. Ogam (2011)
A tiny directional sound sensor inspired by crickets designed for Micro-Air Vehicles
IEEE Sensors 2011 conference, Limerick, Ireland, pages 970-973


S. Viollet and N. Franceschini (2010)
A hyperacute optical position sensor based on biomimetic retinal micro-scanning
Sensors and Actuators A : Physical, Vol. 160, pp. 60- 68.

Portelli, G., Ruffier, F., and Franceschini, N. (2010)
Honeybees change their height to restore their Optic Flow
Journal of Comparative Physiology A , Springer, 196(4):307-313

Portelli, G., Serres, J., Ruffier, F., and Franceschini, N. (2010)
Modelling honeybee visual guidance in a 3-D environment
Journal of Physiology - Paris, Elsevier, 104(1-2):27-39

L. Kerhuel, S. Viollet and N. Franceschini (2010)
Steering by Gazing : An Efficient Biomimetic Control Strategy for Visually-guided Micro-Air Vehicles
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 26, pp. 307-319.

S. Viollet, F. Ruffier, T. Ray, M. Menouni, F. Aubépart, L. Kerhuel and N. Franceschini (2010)
Characteristics of three miniature bio-inspired optic flow sensors in natural environments
In Proc. of the Conf. on Sensors Technologies and Applications, Sensorcomm, Venise, Italia, pp. 51-55.

F. Valette, F. Ruffier, S. Viollet and T. Seidl (2010)
Biomimetic optic flow sensing applied to a lunar landing scenario
In Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, ICRA ’10, Anchorage, USA, pp. 2253-2260.

Franceschini, N., Ruffier, F., Serres, J. (2010)
Aerial navigation and optic flow sensing : a biorobotic approach
In : Motor Control : Theories, Experiments, and Applications, F. Danion and M. Latash (Eds.) Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 451-477

Franceschini, N., Ruffier, F., Serres J. (2010)
Biomimetic Optic Flow Sensors and Autopilots for MAV Guidance
in : Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, (H. Liu, section MAV ed.), John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, USA

Franceschini, N., Ruffier, F., Serres J. (2010)
Insect inspired autopilots
J. Aero-aqua Biomechanisms Vol. 1, pp. 2-10 (ONLINE, ISSN : 2185-1522)


N. Franceschini, F. Ruffier, J. Serres (2009)
Optic flow based autopilots : speed control and obstacle avoidance
in : Flying Insects and Robots
D. Floreano, J.-C. Zufferey, C. Ellington, M.V. Srinivasan, Eds., Springer, Vienna, pp. 29-50

F. Aubépart, J. Serres, A. Dilly, F. Ruffier, N. Franceschini (2009) Chapter in Open-access
Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation of visuo-motor control systems : Application to micro-air vehicles
In : Aerial Vehicles (T.M. Lam, Ed.) Chapt 3. In-tech Publ, Vienna, Austria, pp. 29-54

Nicolas Franceschini, Franck Ruffier, Julien Serres, Stéphane Viollet (2009) Chapter in Open-access
Optic flow based visual guidance : from flying insects to miniature aerial vehicles
In : Aerial Vehicles (T.M. Lam, Ed.), Chapt 35. In-tech Publ., Vienna, Austria, pp. 747-770

Viollet, S., Kerhuel, L., Franceschini (2009)
Gaze and heading control systems for sighted vehicles : a biomimetic approach
In : Aerial Vehicles (T.M. Lam, Ed.), Chapt 31. In-tech Publ., Vienna, Austria, pp. 653-670

Franceschini, N. (2009)
Towards Automatic Visual Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles : From Insects to Robots
Acta Futura Vol. 3, pp. 15-34


F. Ruffier, T. Mukai, H. Nakashima, J. Serres, N. Franceschini (2008)
Combining Sound and Optic Flow Cues to Reach a Sound Source Despite Lateral Obstacles
2008 IEEE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 89-94, Nagoya, Decenber 4th 2008

G. Portelli, J. Serres, F. Ruffier, N. Franceschini (2008)
A 3D Insect-Inspired Visual Autopilot for Corridor-Following
Second IEEE RAS / EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, IEEE BioRob 2008, pp. 19-26., 19-22 Octobre 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

F. Ruffier, N. Franceschini (2008)
Aerial Robot Piloted in Steep Relief by Optic Flow Sensors
IEEE/RSJ 2008 International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems , IEEE IROS 2008, pp. 1266-1273, September, 22-26, 2008, Nice, France

N. Franceschini, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier, J. Serres (2008)
Neuromimetic Robots inspired by Insect Vision
Paper E-4.2 : IL03, CIMTEC 2008 3rd International Conference ’Smart Materials, Structures and Systems’, Acireale, Sicily, Italy, 8-13 Juin 2008

J. Serres, G. P. Masson, F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini (2008)
A bee in the corridor : centering and wall-following
Naturwissenschaften, Springer, Volume 95, Number 12 / December 2008, pp. 1181-1187

J. Serres, D. Dray, F. Ruffier and N. Franceschini (2008)
A vision-based autopilot for a miniature air vehicle : joint speed control and lateral obstacle avoidance
Autonomous Robots, Springer, Volume 25, Numbers 1-2 / August 2008, pp. 103-122

Franceschini, N., Viollet, S, Ruffier, F., Serres J. (2008)
Insect Visually-guided Behavior : Optronics, Neuronics and Nanomechatronics
in : New nanomaterials generation inspired by insects (In Japanese)
Following The Sendai Symposium on Insect Mimetics and Nano Materials
Masatsugu Shimomura, Tateo Shimozawa (Ed.), ISBN 978-4-86043-198-3, Tokyo : NTS Inc., pp. 1-18


N. Franceschini, F. Ruffier, J. Serres (2007)
A bio-inspired flying robot sheds light on insect piloting abilities
Current biology Volume 17, Issue 4, 20 February 2007, pp. 329-335

M. Pudas, S. Viollet, F. Ruffier, A. Kruusing, S. Amic, S. Leppävuori, N. Franceschini (2007)
A miniature bio-inspired optic flow sensor based on low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC) technology
Sensors and Actuators A : Physical, Volume 133, Issue 1, 8 January 2007, Pages 88-95

Kerhuel, L., Viollet, S., Franceschini, N. (2007)
A sighted aerial robot with fast gaze and heading stabilization
Proc. IEEE Intern. Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 07), San Diego, pp. 2634-2641

F. Ruffier, N. Franceschini (2007)
Un régulateur de flux optique pour le pilotage autonome des micro-aéronefs
Objets volants miniatures - Modélisation et Commande embarquée -

Pages 329-359, sous la direction Rogelio LOZANO, ISBN : 978-2-7462-1466-8