Philip Long


IRT Jules Verne
Robotics Research Engineer
Bouguenais, France
November 2014 - present

Research and development of state of the art robotic systems

  • Development and implementation of control strategies that allow human robot collaboration in an industrial environment
  • Implementation of vision based controllers to improve robotic task accuracy and flexibility
  • Design of controllers for cable driven parallel robots
  • Supervision of Master students
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai, China
July - August 2010

Mechanism Analysis using Screw Theory

Xyratex Technology Ltd
Mechanical Engineering Analyst
Havant, UK
October 2007 - October 2009

Mechanical analysis of automated systems used to test hard disc drives in large volumes under desired thermal and dynamic conditions.

  • Thermal, vibration and shock testing of existing and new products
  • R&D work, introducing new products, ideas into existing processes
  • Software support for large data management, experimental control
  • Finite Element methods for stress and modal analysis
  • Quality control and end of line test installation (Malaysia)
  • Responding to Customer and Supplier requests (Malaysia, Korea)
Medtronic Vascular
Galway, Ireland
April - August 2006

Mechanical/Biomedical internship

  • Manufacture of catheters in R&D environment
  • Testing of angioplasty balloons and stents


Contributions to the modeling and control of cooperative manipulators

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Nantes, France
October 2011 - October 2014

This thesis focuses on the modeling and control of cooperative robots manipulating rigid and flexible objects. Theoretical contributions include kinematic and dynamic analysis of robot behavior, new modeling strategies for multi-arm systems and new force/vision controllers that cope with unexpected object deformation. Studies on flexible object manipulation lead to a new dynamic formulation for parallel robots with flexible platforms. The proposed modeling formulations are validated using advanced simulation tools.The control schemes are validated experimentally in the industrial environment using a Meat Cutting Robotic Cell.

European Masters on Advanced Robotics

Mention : Trés bien

University of Genoa, Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Genoa, Italy; Nantes, France
September 2009 - September 2011
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

1st class honours

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway, Ireland
September 2003 - September 2007


  • Modeling & Control of Robot Manipulators
  • Modeling & Cable driven Parallel Robots
  • Human Robot interaction
  • Force/Vision control
  • Task and Manipulation Planning

Technical skills

  • C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink, Labview
  • ROS, Moveit, ViSP, OpenCV, Moveit, Git
  • Autodesk Inventor, Catia, Solid works

Hardware skills

  • Kuka (lwr, KR500), UR10, NAO robot
  • Adept Viper, Staubli RX-90, B&R Automation Studio
  • Raspberry PI, Arduino
  • Kinect, ASUS Xtion, IFM


  • English (Native Speaker)
  • French (Fluent)
  • Italian (Basic)
  • Irish (Basic)