Marc Gouttefarde received the B.Eng. degree in mechatronics from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Strasbourg, France, in 2001, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Laval University, Québec, QC, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France. He is currently a CNRS senior researcher with LIRMM, Montpellier, France, where he is mainly working on the analysis, design, control, and applications of cable-driven parallel robots. Dr. Gouttefarde is the head of LIRMM robotics department.