Inspection demonstration in a refinery (North Germany)
Data collection with a UTBM autonomous car & A Toyota HSR robot at UTBM
EU Long-term dataset with multiple sensors for autonomous driving
UTBM-Renault joint research project for point cloud denoising in adverse weather conditions
Member of the Toyota Partner Robot joint research project, working on the topic of assisted living environments with service robots
Member of the Autoware Foundation
Mobile robotics for restoring degraded ecosystems
R-Stepps project developed by Mohamed Zaoui is an automated robotic system for restoring degraded ecosystems through the planting and maintenance of vegetation. Our focus is on 'arid' environments, which make up 40% of the planet's landmass.
By deploying a 'swarm' of eight robots, each designed for one specific task, R-Stepps will able to replant, and maintain, large areas of terrain which are often in inhospitable locations.
The research of the project concerns swarm navigation in large spaces, gripping, and collaboration between robot .
This work contributes to new approach in international projects to plant more vegetation (e.g. Bonn Initiative and United Nations 2017 agreement) and deliver on Sustainable Development Goals linked to eco-system protection and local livelihoods.
Dreams4Cars prototype vehicle developed by Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF)
Dreams4Cars studied a learning paradigm with "mental simulation" inspired by wake/dream cycles: forward models are learned with real world interactions and inverse models are synthesised with episodic simulations (dreams).
The method demonstrated increase of cognition/autonomy abilities at TRL 6 for the Autonomous driving application.
Experimental validation testbed for middle ear surgery of cholesteatoma
Methodologies for automation and design of mechatronic systems
Robotics at small-scales
Multi-modal and multi-scale visual servoing
Prognostics and Health Management
Robotic micro-assembly of hybrid photonic integrated circuits
Fabrication of photonic components and assembly in-situ SEM
Ultra high positioning accuracy in multi DoF (< 50 nm)
Approach based on force-position photo-robotic control
Paris-Saclay Robot for MBZIRC Challenge
Paris-Saclay Mobile robot with 6dof articulated Arm. Holonomic mobile base with an articulated robot arm, which has a wide range of industrial and biomedical applications. Payload: up to 300kg • Speed: up to 90km/h • Low Cost
Servo Intelligent Cylinder
Using an external hydraulic power source, SIC (Servo Intelligent Cylinder ) has the capability to produce high mechanical force. SIC integrates position & force sensors, double stage servo-valve, electric drive with EtherCAT connexion.
Surgeon controlling the master interface during in vivo experiments (Credits: ICube)
STRAS/EASE is a modular fully teleoperated flexible endoscopic system. The current version is designed to be compatible with clinical trials.
A dedicated master interface developed by ICUBE allows a single user to control the 10 DOF the system and perform complex manipulations.
ICUBE developed the mechatronics of the master and slave units, the teleoperation control, which is challenging with cable actuation
The superiority of the device compared to manual approaches was proven in in vivo experiments [TBME 2018, Gastroenterology 2019]
Robots Understanding Their Actions by Imagining Their Effects
We seek to enable robots to understand the structure of their environment and how it is affected by its actions.
The robot can determine applicable actions and their parameters to achieve the desired effect, and can also discern action success, infer possible causes of failure, and generate recovery actions.
This is achieved by leveraging a combination of machine learning and physics-based simulation.
The application domain is automatic disassembly of electromechanical devices for recycling, especially in the presence of hazardous materials.
The 3-CRS parallel manipulator
Relevant to the SYNCOM project of LaBEX IMobS3: SYNthesis and COntrol of reconfigurable Mechanisms
Original singularity analysis performed through leg planes intersections
Ability for non-singular planar reconfiguration and singularity circumventing
STRONGARM used by rugby player
STRONGARM project. Development of individual rugby scrum simulator in collaboration with ASM Clermont Auvergne in order to simulate all the different scenarios encountered in rugby scrum (collapsed scrum, turned scrum….)
Capable of generating 4000N of axial thrust with advanced control law based on active compliance and force control
Robust and easy to use with a powerful human/machine interface dedicated to analyze the player performance in real time
Experimentations have been realized in collaboration with ASM Clermont Auvergne and France rugby female. This research was financed by the French government IDEX-ISITE initiative 16-IDEX-0001 (CAP 20-25) team.
Global multirobot for footwear assembly (up). Grasping of a sole (middle). Assembly of a sole (down)
COMMANDIA project. Development of a mobile manipulator team that will handle deformable components of footwear in order to assemble shoes in industrial environments
Real-time deformation tracking based on multi-camera RGBD systems. Grasp synthesis for stable manipulation of soles, fabrics and other components of footwear
Deformation control of soft components by the manipulation with multi-arm robotic systems, Multi-robot coordination strategies for active perception and collaborative transportation tasks
Application to a real demonstrator chosen by industrial partners. This research project (SOE2/P1/F0638) is funded by the Interreg Sudoe Programme and FEDER. More information here: http://commandia.unizar.es
Multidisciplinary research lab with researchers from Engineering Sciences (Mechanics, Control, Signal processing, Computer Science) and Life sciences (Neuroscience)
150 members, including 45 permanent research staff and more than 70 PhD students
5 research teams: AGATHE (Assistance to Gesture with Applications to THErapy), AMAC (Architectures and Models of Adaptation and Cognition), Multi-Scale Interaction, PIRoS (Social Perception, Interaction and Robotics) and SYROCO (Robotics Systems:
3 federative projects: conversational agent of the future, multimodal virtual reality platform, and surgical cockpit
Gyrolift : An Inclusive Personal Transporter
Gyrolift is an innovative mobility-aided wheelchair for inclusive mobility.
Gyrolift is a Personal Transporter (PT) dedicated for all users (valid or person with disabilities) in order to move safely and to interact with the environment at different suitable levels.
This robotic solution integrates a two-wheel auto-balanced PT
This robotic solution integrates a robotic seat with a verticalization function
(Left) Bio-inspired robot, equiped with electric sense; (Right) a house printed in 3D
Subcultron: Bio-inspired robot, equiped with electric sense, able to monitor environment and with energy harvesting to improve energy efficiency (H2020 project)
Yhnova, a house printed in 3D
COROMA: Cognitively Enhanced Robot for Flexible Manufacturing of Metal and Composite Parts (H2020 project)
(L) A light-weight tensegrity manipulator; (R) Vision-Based Control of a Cable-Driven Parallel Robot
Avineck: Design of a light-weight tensegrity manipulator inspired from the bird neck
CRAFT: Cable-driven parallel robots for agile operations in manufacturing facilities
ACROBOT: Vision-Based Control and Stability Analysis of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots (Collab. with IRT Jules Verne and INRIA)
Flying parallel robots
The LS2N has scientific researches and experimental validation of UAVs in three specific areas: UAV fleet, flying parallel robot, parallel robot with flying cables.
The MuMMER robot during its final deployment in Ideapark.
The MuMMER project has developed a socially intelligent, autonomous robot system.
The system combines state-of-the-art results from audiovisual sensing, socal signal processing, interaction management, and socially aware navigation.
The behaviour of the robot has been developed through a co-design process with stakeholders including shop owners, mall management, and customers.
The final system was deployed in a public shopping mall for 14 weeks.
The new RoBioSS 16-DOF dexterous hand (patent N°WO 2016059121 A1)
RoBioSS team : 14 researchers
Located in Poitiers - Futuroscope, France
Mechatronics, Robotics Design and Control
Biomechanics and human assistance
The SEAHAND adaptive gripper for archeological undersea application (ANR funded)
A high level of coordination and motion accuracy for inside hand manipulation purpose
Real-time low-level control based on our RtRobMultiAxisControl standard framework for multi-axis and multi-robot
Original force sensing and control approaches to handle grasping interaction
More than 18M€ of cofundings (200 projects) due to Robotex leverage
Nearly 20 experimental grounds
Other equipment has been financed for the platforms by the partners
A dozen permanent staff (engineers…)
Results from the 1st Batch acceleration
Technical support: Technical mentors provided by a constellation of Top-European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs).
Business Mentoring: Direct access to international top-notch mentors, trainers, investors, and experts in different strategic fields.
Fundraising Mentoring: Exposure to a custom made ‘Funding Journey’ for each of the selected ScaleUps that includes up to €223K EU initial funding (equity-free), with customized support to fundraise up to €1M of private funding for the ‘best-in-class
Access to Market: Fast track support in connecting the Scaleups with large corporations, which can become beta testers, commercial amplifiers, partners or “buyers” to increase exit options.
Highly dexterous anthropomorphic surgical instruments and wearable hand/wrist tracking master with haptic feedback.
Active Dynamic Constraints using point cloud real time 3D reconstruction and wearable smart glasses for augmented reality to safely perform procedures in areas close to veins or critical organs
On the fly deformable registration of soft organs
User interface with augmented reality to help the surgeon in locating targets (e.g. tumours) and critical structures (e.g. nerve bundles and vessels).