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Vanessa Peregrin - 3/11/2010

A successful 2010 Science Festival!

Science Festival

During the 5th edition of the Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes open house, the research centre opened its doors to the public on Friday, 22 October and Saturday, 23 October to allow them to learn about the computational sciences.

More than 750 people, including 180 school students, visited the centre over the two days.

Nine workshops, demonstrations and conferences were offered by the research teams IBIS, D-NET, E-MOTION, MESCAL, NANO-D, PLANETE, POP-ART, and WAM and the robotics club CRAP:

  • Object-collecting robot
  • Verifying software reliability
  • How to simulate the infinitely small
  • Mobility assistance for the blind and partially sighted
  • Computing and genomes (Saturday only)
  • How does a robot move?
  • Close the streets, and you'll get to work more quickly!
  • The unique experience of a marathon runner in the Moroccan desert (Friday only)
  • Tackling secret codes (Friday only)

"Imagine a technology of the future" competition

Learn about the ideas for the technologies of the future suggested during the "Imagine a technology of the future" competition for visitors aged 8 to 25 years old.

Correct answers:

1. What are the devices used by the BIP robot in order to "see" and move around in its environment?

In order to enable the robot to "see" and move around in its environment, without falling or stumbling, sensory devices (sensors) transmit the necessary information to it so that it knows, at all times, its current state and its position in relation to the outside environment

2. What is the total number of degrees of freedom of the BIP robot's articulations?

15 degrees of freedom
Which includes the following: 3 degrees of freedom on the pelvis + 3 degrees of freedom on each hip (6) + 1 degree of freedom on each knee (2) + 2 degrees of freedom per ankle (4)

3. Which city is home to the BIP's twin?


4. How many start-ups have been created by Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes?

20 start-ups  created since 1998

5. What are the fields of application of the computational technologies developed by Inria?

    •    On-board computers
    •    Self-organised networks
    •    Biological systems
    •    Climate change
    •    Nano-objects
    •    Assisting people with limited independence

6. Find the odd one out among the "Interstices" sections (mark the odd one out)

    •    Fun
    •    Experiment
    •    Discover
    •    Discuss

Keywords: Popular science Équipe POP-ART NANO-D E-MOTION PLANETE IBIS MESCAL Science awareness Fête de la science Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes