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Etienne Peillard

Etienne Peillard

Associate Professor

IMT Atlantique



I am Associate Professor at IMT Atlantique. I am a member of the Inuit team from the Lab-Sticc lab.

In nov. 2020, I defended my PhD thesis, entitled “Toward a Characterization of Perceptual Biases in Mixed Reality: A Study of Factors Inducing Distance Misperception”, conducted in cooperation between Centrale Nantes, the Inria Hybrid team as well as the AAU Crenau, and supervised by Guillaume Moreau, Ferran Argelaguet and Jean-Marie Normand.

Before this, I obtained an engineering degree at Centrale Nantes in 2017.

My current research interests include human perception issues in Virtual and Augmented Reality, spatial perception in virtual and augmented environments, and more generally, the effect of perceptual biases in mixed environments.

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cognition & Perception
  • Human Factors / HCI
  • PhD in Virtual and Augmented Reality, 2020

    Inria Rennes - Hybrid / UMR AAU Crenau – Centrale Nantes

  • 'Diplôme d’Ingénieur' (equivalent to MSc), 2017

    Centrale Nantes



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(2024). Human perception of swarm fragmentation. ACM/IEEE international conference on human-robot interaction (HRI’24).

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(2024). Investigating Whether the Mass of a Tool Replica Influences Virtual Training Learning Outcomes.

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(2023). How to Grasp the Complexity of Self-Organised Robot Swarms?. FRCCS 2023: French Regional Conference on Complex Systems.

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(2023). A unifying method-based classification of robot swarm spatial self-organisation behaviours.

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(2021). Mirror, mirror on my phone: Investigating dimensions of self-face perception induced by augmented reality filters. Proceedings - 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2021.

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(2020). Influence of virtual objects' shadows and lighting coherence on distance perception in optical see-through augmented reality. Journal of the Society for Information Display.

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(2020). Can Retinal Projection Displays Improve Spatial Perception in Augmented Reality?. Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2020.

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(2020). Using Identification with AR Face Filters to Predict Explicit & Implicit Gender Bias. Proceedings - 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).

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(2019). Virtual Objects Look Farther on the Sides : The Anisotropy of Distance Perception in Virtual Reality. IEEE Virtual Reality Conference.

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(2019). Pyramid escape: Design of novel passive haptics interactions for an immersive and modular scenario. 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings.

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(2019). Studying exocentric distance perception in optical see-through augmented reality. Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2019.

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