At a time when datacentres now account for more than 10% of worldwide energy requirements, the issue of software-related energy consumption is more relevant than ever. This is exactly the subject that Romain Rouvoy, a lecturer and researcher in the Spirals team, is working on.
For five years, from 2019 to 2024, Edward Lank will hold an international chair and will work with the Loki team at the Inria Lille-Nord research center. The aim of their project: to identify richer, more reliable forms of interaction between users and the large number of connected objects around them, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, video projectors, giant screens etc.
The start-up "Le Chemin des Mûres " has developed an intelligent transportation solution for the distribution of local farm produce. Its tailored software program calculates rounds that are optimised from start to finish, enabling growers to pool their deliveries together and to save both time and money while supporting the local economy. This tool, developed within Inria in collaboration with the Inocs * team, is part of a wider environmental strategy aimed at reducing the impact of transport at a global level.
DiagRAMS is a project primarily aimed at putting predictive maintenance tools in the hands of those that need them the most. It is also a remarkable entrepreneurial adventure, one which came about as a result of a meeting between two partners from the InriaTECH platform and the Modal project team from the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre. Let’s take a look at it in more detail.
Domaines de recherche
Inria’s exploratory actions programme was set up to promote the emergence of new research themes, giving scientists the means with which to test original ideas with a view towards forming Inria project teams.
Are you used to your screen reacting slowly when you’re using your smartphone or tablet? These are the current limits of touchscreen technology.
In order to move past these, two teams from Inria Lille - Nord Europe came together with a group of Marseille-based researchers to work on the ANR* TurboTouch project. Five years later, the results are looking promising. Screens that you canreallycontrol with your finger and your eye might be just around the corner...
Art et Science
The result of joint efforts between Inria Lille – Nord Europe Centre and its partners, Interface is a new space for interactions between research and industry. Its demonstrators allow visitors to discover the research carried out by the scientists at the centre.