Nicolas Chaillet is Professor at the University of Franche-Comté and conducts research at the Institut Femto-ST. His research interests are in microrobotics and more generally in micromechatronics fields, particularly in micromanipulation and microassembly, microgrippers, smart materials, modeling and control of microactuators.

Stéphane Régnier is Professor at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France. He has been head of the micromanipulation team at ISIR since 2001. His research interests are focused on micro and nanomanipulation, tele-operation and haptic feedback at the nanoscale, micromechatronics and biological cell characterization.