The Defrost project team has just received a best paper award from the Robotics Society of Japan for a paper published in the journalAdvanced Robotics. This article presents one of the team's research areas: the creation of a framework for the modeling, simulation and control of soft robots.
In 2018, the Inria Lille centre celebrates its 10th anniversary - one marked by its expansion to the heart of the French Tech ecosystem. Inria has acquired a third building within EuraTechnologies in order to develop its research activity to serve technology transfer and innovation. The inauguration of this building will take place, by invitation, on Thursday 6 December. 'Open day' sessions of the demonstrator area will take place early 2019.
Like Terminator, Repairnator is a robot equipped with an artificial intelligence. The most recent creation of the Spirals* project team, it has been developed within the framework of the technology development initiative ADT LibRepair won in 2016 by post-doctoral researcher Simon Urli. Repairnator is the first repair bot capable of automatically repairing computer bugs on a large scale. In short, effective and autonomous software that saves other software programs from code errors – and an open source solution available to all developers.
In September 2017, the CIRRUS team, made up of the Spirals project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre and the company Scalair, was awarded the “Joint Lab‑Company Team” label by the Hauts-de-France region. The research team is working on cloud computing in two key areas: elasticity of cloud-based applications and low-carbon cloud infrastructure.
In June, the university hospital and research complex (IHU) projectPreciDIABwas selected for interview by the international jury, following the Investments for the Future programme's IHU call for projects. Based on a holistic approach to diabetics, PreciDIAB is radically rethinking the diabetic patient's healthcare and treatment pathway thanks to precision medicine. Inria is a founder member of this project.
Stéphane Ducasse awarded ERC Generator grant following a call for projects under the University of Lille Nord-Europe's I-SITE programme
Stéphane Ducasse, head of the RMoD* project team at Inria Lille, is one of the winners of the 2018 ERC Generator call for projects under the University of Lille Nord-Europe's (ULNE) I-SITE programme. He is one of the eleven applicants selected to receive an ERC grant from the ULNE I-SITE Foundation as a result of the call.
The CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, the University of Lille and the University of Picardie Jules Verne are combining their forces with those of all of the higher education and research actors in the region, with the aim of federating and stimulating a research of excellence in artificial intelligence in the Hauts-de-France region.
Of the 16 project teams at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe center, nine have research projects linked to artificial intelligence, either directly or indirectly. Here is an overview of the Inria Lille forces in AI.
Just ten years ago, Manuel Davy, co-founder of the Sequel team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, launched his start-up: Vekia At the time the small company, specialised in machine learning, proposed consulting services to the major retail groups in the Lille region. Today, Vekia is developing a supply chain solution for stock management. It employs approximately 50 people, works with around 20 major retail groups and, in 2017, raised 12 million Euros in order to expand.
The Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre's Technology Transfer, Innovation and Partnerships department (STIP) encourages the creation of start-ups by raising awareness among, and providing support to, scientists wishing to venture into entrepreneurship. Laurie Barbarin has been exclusively in charge of this mission since October 2017. Lille is the first Inria centre to have set up a post dedicated to this support.