Frédéric Fol Leymarie

Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie leads research in creative robotics at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. He was trained in computer vision, biomedical imagery, visual perception, applied mathematics, at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, McGill University (Centre for Intelligent Machines), Mathematical Morphology Centre (Ecole des Mines, Fontainebleau), Brown University (Division of Engineering). He has conducted research at the crossroads between: computer vision and graphics, visual perception, creative robotics, biomedical interactive visualisation (including the use of VR), gamification for science and education. He also has experience working in commercial contexts, in the field of Geographical Information Systems (with Thales, Paris), and with various startups and seed projects (in the USA and the UK). In the recent past he has established fruitful collaborations at the frontier of AI and robotics with a sculptor (USA based Brower Hatcher), a pioneer of evolutionary computer art (British artist and entrepreneur William Latham), a portrait draughtsman and painter (French artist Patrick Tresset), a media artist and developer (Portuguese Rui Felipe Antunes), an animator and dance annotator (British artist and educator Carol MacGillivray) and, in progress, a collaboration with a calligrapher (Italian graffiti artist and machine builder Daniel Berio).