Team Volting and Partners

Eric Monacelli, LISV (UVSQ – University Paris Saclay)

Designer of VOLTING, he is Full Prof. at LISV ( and President of the CEREMH national center of expertise on mobility aids.

His singular approach combines research into Robotic Assistive Devices with innovation and a societal mission to promote access to mobility for all.
He has been President of CEREMH (since its creation in 2007), an non profit association, which is the National Expertize Centre for Mobility Aids (
He has carried out a number of research and innovation projects, including Gyrolift, BECAPE and Virtual Fauteuil, which have won him several awards and been recognized for their value.
Mobility assistance is a central topic.
Volting’s aim is to offer emotional mobility for all, with a new approach combining body creation, improvisation and assistance.
With VOLTING, his approach enters a new phase combining Inclusive Artistic Creation, Sport and Science.
He became « amateur » choreographer of the research, music and dance show « YES WE DANCE ».

Volting Team

Halim Djerroud is Associate Professor in the RI team at LISV (UVSQ). Specialist on Embedded AI and Robotics.

Juan Carlos Martinez (PhD student from Mexico) and Jhedmar Callupe (PhD, from Peru) in the team.

Cecile Dubois is student on MsC Robotics and future PhD on Volting.

Monia Zghal, user with disabilities, turned artist in the YesWeDance performance.
Alain De Campos is an internationally renowned professional drummer. Nicolas Gailledrat is a musician, in charge of the synthesizer.

Raphaëlle and Juliette, students in Master 2 E3A RAM (Robotics, Assistance Mobility) at UVSQ – Paris-Saclay.
Emery and Ilian, students in BUT MMI and GEII at the IUT de Vélizy (UVSQ).
And then, me as the designer of the Volting project turned amateur choreographer and DJ for the Yes We Dance show!
Thanks to all


Yasuhisa HIRATA, Pr, Japon

Department of Robotics,
Graduate School of Engineering
Tohoku University

Projet Moonshot de notre partenaire Pr. Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku university)

His project aims to create a collective of adaptable AI-enabled robots available at a variety of places. Each robot will be usable by anyone at any time, and will adjust its form and functions according to the individual user to provide optimal assistance and services. By 2050 the co-existence and co-evolution of a wide variety of robots and people will create a vibrant society in which all people can participate.

François Routhier, Pr,

CIRRIS, Univ LAVAL, Canada

His research interests focus on the development and evaluation of the contribution of technical aids, related interventions (e.g. training and assessment) and residential/urban adaptations on the mobility, activity level, autonomy or participation of people with a physical impairment or loss of autonomy, as well as their caregivers.

Coralee McLaren, PhD

Metropolitan Toronto University, Canada

Associate Director, Research and Creative Activity and Associate Professor, Department Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

Childhood disability/rehabilitation; Interdisciplinary methods; Integrated education.

Anish Kurien, Pr

Nico Steyn, PhD

Directeur du FSATI, Afrique du Sud

The Franco-South African Institute FSATI is a research and teaching center, a collaboration between South African (TUT, CPUT) and French universities.

FSATI develops projects in mobility assistances and accessibility assessment of urban spaces.

Elisha Markus, Ass. Pr Afrique du Sud

Central University of Technology

Afrique du Sud

Built Environment and Information Technology

L’équipe développe des actions autours des solutions d’aides à la mobilité.