@ Willow - Inria Paris

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I am a PhD Candidate in Computer Vision and Robotics at Inria Paris/DI ENS, working at Willow research team under the supervision of Ivan Laptev and Cordelia Schmid.

I love learning about Computer Science topics and currently I spend my time teaching robots to perceive and act.


Robotics, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning, Sim2Real, Neural Motion Planning

Professional Experience:

PhD Candidate
Inria Paris | 2021 - 2024
preDoctoral Fellow
Inria Paris | Jan 2021 - Aug 2021
Research Engineer
Inria Grenoble | Jul 2019 - Dec 2020
Research Assistant
DLR - Munich | 2017 - 2018


PhD Computer Science
ENS-PSL | 2021 - 2024
MS Informatics - Exchange
TU M√ľnchen | 2016 - 2017
MEng Electrical Engineering
TU Madrid | 2015 - 2016
BE Electrical Engineering
TU Madrid | 2011 - 2015

Recent Publications

PolarNet: 3D Point Clouds for Language-Guided Robotic Manipulation

CoRL 2023

Shizhe Chen*, Ricardo Garcia*, Ivan Laptev, Cordelia Schmid


Robust visual sim-to-real transfer for robotic manipulation

IROS 2023

Ricardo Garcia, Robin Strudel, Shizhe Chen, Etienne Arlaud, Ivan Laptev, Cordelia Schmid


Instruction-driven history-aware policies for robotic manipulations

CoRL 2022 - Oral

Pierre-Louis Guhur, Shizhe Chen, Ricardo Garcia, Makarand Tapaswi, Ivan Laptev, Cordelia Schmid


Segmenter: Transformer for Semantic Segmentation

ICCV 2021

Robin Strudel*, Ricardo Garcia*, Ivan Laptev, Cordelia Schmid


Learning Obstacle Representations for Neural Motion Planning

CoRL 2020

Robin Strudel, Ricardo Garcia, Justin Carpentier, Jean-Paul Laumond, Ivan Laptev, Cordelia Schmid


DeepIG: Multi-Robot Information Gathering with Deep Reinforcement Learning

IEEE RA-L 2019

Alberto Viseras*, Ricardo Garcia*


*Equal Contribution


Object Recognition and Computer Vision 2023, Teacher Assistant - Master level (MVA) - 50 hours - ENS Paris-Saclay

Object Recognition and Computer Vision 2022, Teacher Assistant - Master level (MVA) - 50 hours - ENS Paris-Saclay

Object Recognition and Computer Vision 2021, Project Advisor - Master level (MVA) - ENS Paris-Saclay


Conference Reviewer

ICCV 2023

IROS 2023

CVPR 2023

Journal Reviewer

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)

Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)