Visiting Faculty Members

Prof. Bernard Bayle

Prof. Bernard Bayle

Prof. Bernard Bayle is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, where he teaches a graduate course on Robot-Assisted Medical Interventions, during spring semester 2017.

Prof. Bernard was a former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, where he received the agrégation in Electrical Engineering in 1995. He received his Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Robotics with the highest honors from the University of Toulouse, France in 2001. He became an Assistant Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS, Strasbourg University), France, in 2002. There, he created an innovative graduate curriculum in biomedical engineering, focused on information technologies applied to healthcare. Following his Habilitation in 2009, he became a Full Professor in 2011 at ENSPS, now Télécom Physique Strasbourg.

In Strasbourg, Professor Bayle is a member of the Automation, Vision and Robotics research group of the ICUBE Laboratory. His research interests include design, modeling and control of robotic systems, with focus on medical robotics and force feedback technologies.  In 2011, he co-founded Axilum Robotics, a company that markets robotic assistance solutions to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Between 2012 and 2016, he has been a PI for two research projects on the development of telerobotic assistance to interventional radiology (proteCT, fondation ARC/IHU Strasbourg; S-Tronic, SATT Conectus). He is the author of about 100 scientific publications, including publications in top ranked international journals in robotics, mechanical engineering and bioengineering. Prof. Bernard Bayle is also the inventor of 4 patents.  Until recently, he was the coordinator of the Medical Robotics theme at French CNRS robotics research group.