Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
et de Robotique


Sorbonne Universite



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Titre : Emérite
Adresse : 4 place Jussieu, CC 173, 75252 Paris cedex 05
Téléphone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 28 76
Email : Raja.Chatila(at)
Equipe : AMAC (AMAC)

Raja Chatila, IEEE Fellow, is Professor emeritus at Sorbonne Université. He is former Director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) and of the Laboratory of Excellence “SMART” on human-machine interaction. He was director of LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France, in 2007-2010.

His research covers several aspects of Robotics in robot navigation and SLAM, motion planning and control, cognitive and control architectures, human-robot interaction, machine learning, and ethics. He  works on robotics projects in the areas of service, field, aerial and space robotics. He is author of over 160 international publications on these topics.

Current and recent projects: HumanE AI Net the network of excellence of AI centers in Europe, AI4EU promoting AI in Europe,  AVETHICS on the ethics of automated vehicle decisions, Roboergosum on robot self-awareness and Spencer on human-robot interaction in populated environments.

He was President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the term 2014-2015.

He is co-chair of the Responsible AI Working group in the Global Patnership on AI (GPAI). He was member of the High Level Expert Group in AI with the European Commission (HLEG-AI), of the CERNA the Ethics Committee on Research in Information Science and Technology of the Allistene Alliance which published a report on the Ethics of Research in Robotics in November 2014 (in French).

He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.


IEEE Pioneer Award in Robotics and Automation

Honorary Doctor of Örebro University (Sweden).