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Stéphane Magnenat

ETH Zurich Disney
Senior Researcher at the Game Technology Center

Dr Stéphane Magnenat is currently senior researcher at the Game Technology Center of ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He received his PhD from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland in 2010, and then worked at the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich, and at Disney Research Zürich. From August

2015 to August 2016, he lead a project at EPFL on teaching programming to children through a serious game combining robotics and augmented reality. In fall 2012, he visited Willow Garage at Menlo Park, CA, USA.

He then visited Tufts University, MA, USA in 2013 and Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland in 2015. In 2012, he won the Best Demonstration Award at ECAI 2012 for his PhD work. His software library for nearest-neighbour search is used by the Google Tango project. He is a co-founder of Mobsya, the association producing the Thymio educational robot. His current research focuses on mobile robotics, serious gaming, computer-science education, and augmented reality.