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Micky Rakotondrabe,
Associate Professor - HDR, University of Franche-Comté (UFC) at Besançon


Automatic Control and Micro-Mecatronic Systems (AS2M) department,
FEMTO-ST Institute,
UMR CNRS 6174 - UFC / ENSMM / UTBM
24, rue Alain Savary
25000 Besançon - FRANCE


Phone: +33 381 402 810
Fax: +33 381 402 809


Email: mrakoton 'at' femto-st 'dot' fr
Homepage: http://sites.femto-st.fr/~micky.rakotondrabe/
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NEWS:
Special Issue on "High Resolution Actuators"
(MDPI Actuators)



Micky Rakotondrabe graduated from the Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers (ICAM engineering school, Lille France) in 2002, obtained the MSc on Control Systems from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA, Lyon France) in 2003 and the PhD on Control Systems from the University of Franche-Comté at Besançon (UFC Besançon France) in 2006. His PhD research was led at FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon France. He was assistant professor at UFC University and FEMTO-ST Institute in 2006-2007. Since sept 2007, he is associate professor at the same University and Institute. His research fields concern the design, modeling, signal estimation and control techniques for piezoelectric actuators in general and for microsystems. In December 2014, he obtained the french HDR (habilitation to direct research) diploma from the University of Franche-Comty at Besançon.

Micky Rakotondrabe was the UFC-best phd thesis finalist; and obtained the ICARCV-2006 best paper award finalist, the CASE-2011 best application paper award finalist and the Romanian-Scientific-Activity-Award (shared with a Romanian colleague) in november 2011. He holds the French Excellence-Activities-Award (PES) since October 2011. Micky Rakotondrabe participated to the control of the French-team mobile microrobot that holds the IEEE-NIST Mobile Microrobot International Challenge Awards several times (1st prize on speed in 2010, in 2011 and in 2012). In july 2011, Micky Rakotondrabe obtained a CNRS-delegation award for one year (2011-2012). In 2013, the paper 'Complete open loop control of hysteretic, creeped and oscillating piezoelectric cantilever', was among the 5 most cited papers of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering of the year.

Micky Rakotondrabe is co-inventor of 3 patents, and co-editor of the book "Signal measurement and estimation techniques issues in the micro/nano world", edited book, Springer - Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4419-9945-0, August 2011, and editor of the book "Smart materials-based actuators at the micro/nano-scale: characterization, control and applications", edited book, Springer - Verlag, New York, ISBN 978-1-4614-6683-3, april 2013. He has organized several workshops and tutorials on control and on signal estimation in systems working at the microscale: at IEEE-ICRA-2009 (Kobé, Japan), IEEE-ICRA-2010 (Anchorage Alaska USA), IEEE-ICRA-2011 (Shanghai China), IEEE-CASE-2011 (Triesta Italy) and IEEE/ASME-AIM-2014 (Besançon France). He was visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA, 1month, November 2011) where he has held at the same time a guest lecturer position on MicroRobots Control, and visiting researcher at the University of Newcastle Australia (a quarter, 2012).

Micky Rakotondrabe is an active member of the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation. He was awarded the national ANR emerging projects grant for research-to-industry transfer (ANR-MyMeSyS project) in 2011 and the national ANR young investigator award (ANR-C-MUMS project) in 2012.



NEWS:
Special Issue on "High Resolution Actuators"
(MDPI Actuators)

Driven by increasing societal, economic, and technological pressures, high-resolution actuators must achieve ever increasing accuracy requirements and functional integration into the system. High-resolution actuators have been used for many decades for the development of actuators in different applications, such as microrobotics for micromanipulation and microassembly, scanning probe microscopy, medical, military, aerospace, robots, and, more generally, in mechatronic systems dedicated to tasks that require high-resolution features. These actuators are based on smart materials and also more conventional mechatronic actuators that can achieve interesting performances with a high-resolution, either in position or in force.

The advantages of smart materials-based actuators (piezoelectric, magnetic, magnetostrictive, electroactive polymers, magnetoactive polymers, shape memory alloys, magnetic shape memory alloys, thermally active materials, …) are numerous including the high resolution of positioning and the ease of integration in miniaturized systems. Some of them can provide very high bandwidth, whilst others a very high stiffness, or high range of deformation and thus of positioning.

Optimal designs of mechatronic actuators together with appropriate control strategies have often lead to very interesting solutions in terms of force or position characteristics. Nonlinear phenomena at the basis of the design rationale (friction, backlash, hysteresis, …) can be efficiently treated to provide the actuation with high-resolution performances in terms of position or force.

The objective of this Special Issue is to investigate new techniques, technologies, results, principles and surveys for actuators that are characterized by high-resolution performances. The issue will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their most recent accomplishments, challenges, advances in this area, and we also encourage future research directions in the field. Contributions from industry are encouraged, and both theoretical and experimental works are welcome. otential topics include, but are not limited, to:

- Position- and/or force-controlled actuators with high resolution
- Nonlinear modeling of high resolution actuators (friction, hysteresis, creep, …)
- Novel multiphysic transduction for actuators
- Improved smart materials for high performances actuators
- Optimal or robust design of actuators
- Actuators with self-sensing measurement
- Smart materials-based actuators with collocated sensors
- Piezoelectric, magnetic or magnetostrictive actuators
- Electroactive and magnetoactive polymers-based actuators
- Shape memory alloys and magnetic shape memory alloys-based actuators
- Thermal actuators
- Electrostatic actuators
- Hybrid actuators

Manuscript submission
More information on the information for authors for the submission can be found here: Information regarding the Special Issue.
Download the CFP: CFP for the Special Issue

Important dates
Paper Submission..........................................................................March 31, 2015
Completion of First Review................................................................May 31, 2015
Submission of Revised Papers..............................................................June 30, 2015
Completion of Final Review................................................................September 30, 2015
Submission of Final Manuscripts and Copyright Forms.......................................October 31, 2015
Publication...............................................................................December 2015

Guest Editors
Dr Mathieu Grossard
Robotics Laboratory,
CEA LIST Institute,
Gif-sur-Yvette,
Paris France.
Email: mathieu.grossard 'at' cea 'dot' fr

Micky Rakotondrabe
Department of Automatic Control and MicroMechatronic Systems (AS2M)
FEMTO-ST Institute
CNRS UMR6174 - University of Franche-Comté at Besançon - ENSMM - UTBM
Besancon, France.
Email:mrakoton 'at' femto-st 'dot' fr





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