C. Pradalier is Associate Professor at GeorgiaTech Lorraine, the French campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (a.k.a. GeorgiaTech) since September 2012. He defended his "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (Authority to Supervise Research) in 2015 on the topic of "Autonomous Mobile Systems for Long-Term Operations in Spatio-Temporal Environments" at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT).

From November 2007 until December 2012, C. Pradalier has been deputy director in the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich. In this role, he was the technical coordinator of the V-Charge project (IP, 2010-2014) and also involved in the development of innovative robotic platforms such as autonomous boats for environment monitoring or prototype space rovers funded by the European Space Agency. He is a founding member of the ETH start-up Skybotix, within which he was responsible for software development and integration.