Frédéric Kaplan


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Frederic Kaplan graduated as an engineer of the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Télécommunications in Paris and received a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University Paris VI. After ten years of research at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris, he supervises now a new team focusing on interactive furniture and robotic objects at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In his research, he has been exploring technologies permitting to endow objects with a personal history so that they become different as we interact with them and to learn from one another, thus creating an ecosystem in perpetual evolution. With his colleague Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, he developed a new family of theoretical architectures based on the notion of intrinsic motivation systems, that has been used successfuly to create curiosity-driven machines. In parallel with his investigations in artificial intelligence, he collaborates with developmental psychologists, ethologists, neuroscientists, designers and architects. His multidisciplinary researches have been published in international scientific journals of these different fields. He is the chief editor of the multidisciplinary journal \"Frontiers in Neurorobotics\" publishing leading edge research in the science and technology of embodied autonomous neural systems. He also authored two popular science books in French \"La naissance d\'une langue chez les robots\" (the birth of a language among robots) (Hermes, 2001) and \"Les machines apprivoisées: comprendre les robots de loisir\" (Tamed machines: understanding entertainment robots) (Vuibert, 2005).

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Cuendet, Sébastien, Bonnard, Quentin, Kaplan, Frédéric, Dillenbourg, Pierre (2011): Paper interface design for classroom orchestration. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1993-1998.

Kaplan, Frédéric, Jermann, Patrick (2010): PaperComp 2010: first international workshop on paper computing. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2010, . pp. 507-510.

Do-Lenh, Son, Kaplan, Frédéric, Sharma, Akshit, Dillenbourg, Pierre (2009): Multi-finger interactions with papers on augmented tabletops. In: Villar, Nicolas, Izadi, Shahram, Fraser, Mike, Benford, Steve (eds.) TEI 2009 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction February 16-18, 2009, Cambridge, UK. pp. 267-274.

Do-Lenh, Son, Kaplan, Frédéric, Dillenbourg, Pierre (2009): Paper-based concept map: the effects of tabletop on an expressive collaborative learning t. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII , 2009, . pp. 149-158.

Kaplan, Frédéric (2009): Are gesture-based interfaces the future of human computer interaction?. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 239-240.

Oudeyer, Pierre-Yves, Kaplan, Frédéric (2007): Intrinsic Motivation Systems for Autonomous Mental Development. In IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 11 (2) pp. 265-286.

Kaplan, Frédéric, Jermann, Patrick (eds.) First workshop on Paper Computing, Papercomp 2010 September 25, 2010, Copenhagen, Danemark.