About Me

Arnaud Lelevé, PhD
Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering Department of INSA Lyon, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France
Ampere Research Laboratory (CNRS UMR 5005)
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Research Interests

  • Robotics and Telerobotics
  • Haptics and Teleoperation Control
  • Surgical and Hands-On Training Robotics
  • Industrial Robotics


Arnaud Leleve graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (which became since, ENS Paris-Saclay), France, in 1996.
He received his MSc degree in 1997 and his PhD. degree in 2000, both in Automatic Control from the Universite de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France.


He was Assistant Professor at this university to teach Computer Networks during the scholar year 2000-2001.
Afterwards, he has been Associate Professor at INSA Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees), Universite de Lyon in Lyon, France since 2001.
He teaches Industrial Automated Systems, Industrial Robotics and Systems Engineering in the Industrial Engineering Department.
Dr. Leleve was at first member of former ICTT (during 2011-2007 years; this laboratory was then integrated into the LIESP lab.) and then LIESP (during years 2007-2011; this laboratory disappeared in 2011) research laboratories where he focused on Virtual/Remote Laboratories in E-Learning applications.
Then, he joined the Automatic Control team of Ampere research laboratory (CNRS UMR 5005) in 2011.
His research interests broadly involve the areas of robotics and systems control.
Specifically, his research focuses on Haptics, Telerobotics and Medical Robotics with pneumatic actuators.

Research topics summary

His research topic is the study and design of haptic tools for hands-on training. During the first part (2001-2010) of his career as Associate Professor at INSA Lyon, he studied it in terms of computer based solutions : more exactly through E-Learning. Two approaches have been developed:
  • Design of a computer based tool [ELab Management System] to manage a flotilla of training apparatuses (used locally or at distance, and featuring common components: sensors, electric motors, PID controllers, ...) and facilitate the exchange of information with classical software such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) {PhD Benmohamed 2007} ;
  • SysML Modeling of a computer based tool [configurator] which facilitates the design of pedagogical (paper and electronic) content [Authoring tool] for laboratories on complex automated production systems, and its configuration {PhD Arnous 2011}.
Since 2011, his approach is on the mechatronics side. On his arrival in the Robotics team of Ampere research laboratory, he participated to researches on the teleoperation of pneumatic actuators, which allowed him to develop skills on pneumatic system control. He created a research topic about dual-user training systems (haptic simulation tools including at the same time a trainer and a trainee with the same tool for a common task). A first PhD (Fei Liu) defended his work on this topic in 2016. He currently supervises a second PhD student (Angel Licona) who extended Fei Liu's works to n degrees of freedom and haptic devices with different kinematics.
He participates with his colleague Richard Moreau to a research project concerning the design of training simulators in the medical domain. They design new control laws simultaneously controlling both electric and pneumatic actuators for epidural needle insertion simulation (PhD Thibault Senac). He also participates, to a lesser extent, to works on birth simulation (PhD Nicolas Herzig 2016) and needle insertion under ultrasonography (current PhD of Maria de Los Angeles Alamilla Daniel).
Recently, his research activity has extended toward farming robotics: He is leader of the Greenshield (2017-21) project which aims at proposing a robotized solution to replace pesticides in the crops by means of hyperspectral analysis and laser based pest destruction. See http://anr-greenshield.insa-lyon.eu/


The up-to-date publication list, with content, is available on the French Open Archive HAL. It can also be browsed on .