Our pilot

Christophe Huchet

Now 54 years old, Christophe was born with an agenesis of the right arm including the elbow. While studying business, he began a career as a swimmer. Many times French Champion of 100-meter breaststroke races in parasports category, it is however among valid athletes that he is the happiest to reach the finals and step on podiums. He also got the French Swimming Federation to modify its rules, after being regularly disqualified for not touching the wall with both hands! Over the last 20 years, Christophe has created several restaurants in Paris, that he recently sold in order to resume his studies and become a certified coach. His goal is now to guide the managers of small and medium-sized companies, as well as he had been guided as a company manager himself. Christophe has been the official pilot of the Smart ArM team since Cybathlon 2020 and won the Cybathlon Challenge in 2022 in the ARM race. After the rich and intense adventures of these participations, he keeps training for Cybathlon 2024, which should be just as exciting!


On the robotics side, the Smart ArM team brings together researchers and engineers from the Institut of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at Sorbonne University in Paris and the Movement Science Institute (ISM) at the University of Aix-Marseille.


← Nathanaël Jarrassé

CNRS researcher in robotics

Team manager

Sébastien Mick →

Research engineer (PhD)

Océane Dubois →

PhD student in robotics

← Clémence Drouot

PhD in robotics

← Guillaume Samain

PhD student in robotics

Christophe Blanc →

Engineer in mechatronics

← Alexis Poignant

PhD in robotics

Robin Gibaud →

Engineer in robotics

Laurent Fabre →

Technician in mechanics

← Étienne Moullet

PhD in robotics

← Andrea Campanelli

Graduate student in robotics

Philippe Gauthier →

Engineer in robotics

Jozina De Graaf

Lecturer in neurosciences

Guillaume Morel →

Robotics professor


The team is accompanied by ortho-prosthetists and specialized clinicians from the Regional Institute of Rehabilitation (IRR) of UGECAM Nord-Est, in Nancy.

Medical team

← Marie Béal


Amélie Touillet, Noël Martinet, Jean Paysant

Specialized clinicians

Physical rehabilitation and medicine


Former members of Team SAM since its creation in 2019!

← Charlotte Marchand

Mechatronics engineer

Technical manager, electronic design and myoelectric control

Jesús Mago →

PhD student in robotics

Pilot coach

Florian Richer

Robotics engineer (CNRS)


← Mathilde Legrand

PhD student in robotics

Movement-based control mode

Alexandre Peudpièce

Mechanical engineer

Design of the exoskeletal elbow joint

Alexis Devillard →

Robotics engineer

Design of the control panel wristband

Gaël Le Buan Mania

Engineering student in robotics

Haptic feedback design

Fabien Vérité

Lecturer in robotics

Haptic feedback