On 03 September 2021, the defense of Meryem Taghbalout’s PhD thesis entitled “Programming and control of a two-armed robot for handling and assembling flexible parts through collaborative tasks” took place. Ms. Taghbalout wrote her thesis at Université de Lorraine (UL) and LCFC (Laboratoire de Conception, Fabrication, Commande) and was supervised by Prof. Gabriel Abba. The work was funded by the Robotix-Academy.
Other members of the jury were Prof. Yannick Aoustin, Université de Nantes and Prof. Philippe Fraisse, Université de Montpellier 2 as well as Mourad Benoussaad, lecturer at ENI in Tarbes, Christine Chevallereau, research director at CNRS in Nantes and Jean-Francois Antoine, lecturer at Université de Lorraine in Nancy.
In her thesis, Meryem Taghbalout dealt with the development of an external position and force control law for a collaborative industrial robot for robotic cable stripping. The goal here was to model and identify a robot model with the appropriate parameters that is as precise as possible, that is suitable for applying new control laws, and that can be used to detect and monitor errors.
The jury was convinced by Meryem Taghbalout’s expertise and gave her the doctorate. The about 20 participants of the doctoral colloquium congratulated on the successful defense and sent best regards to Metz.