Marie-Hélène Doré is a Ph.D. researcher with Quebec Research Fund - Society and culture (FRQSC). She works at the Laboratory of New Technologies in the department of Litterature, performance art and cinema at Laval University, in french ''Laboratoire des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Image, du Son et de la Scène (LANTISS)''. Her research-creation project is a collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS).
Her past experiments were with robot-assisted mapping, video installation and kinetic sculpture. Throughout her interdisciplinary Master’s studies, from which she graduated in 2013, she looked into examined her artistic practice from the angle of work sociology and environmental social psychology. Up until 2007, she collected trainings in industrial settings. In 2009, she was granted production support by L’Oeil de Poisson to complete her kinetic sculpture Station II. In 2011, one of her papers was published in issue 109 of Inter art actuel under the coordination of Jocelyn Robert. In 2012, she was part of the AANAO digital art festival (Nouakchott, Mauritania) with Jocelyne Kiss. The same year, she established partnership with the Walking Machine robotic club at Montreal’s École de technologie supérieure, before doing a site-specific residency at La Chambre Blanche. Her exploratory travels to Boston since 2006 proved successful in 2015, as she was welcomed to perfect her skills at the MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Within an installation, She was inviting visitors to take over an apparatus. It translated, for instance, into direct manipulation of a kinetic sculpture. she was interested in actions that work as identity markings. Robotics came in play to produce a map that charts the successive discernments between the individual and the organisational typology of a space. Through video projections on the walls, the results of the mapping process were disseminated. Her projects were spaces that she offered for measurement — the measurement of a difference — between bearing and resistance, between tasks and actions. She strived to foster self-recovery, as an answer to dispossession.