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Recherche - IA

Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique and the IRISA, at the very heart of research into artificial intelligence in Brittany.

Nathalie Lacaux - 28/06/2018

At a time of growing interest in AI, the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre and the IRISA (Institute for Research in Computer Science and Random Systems) published an assessment of the research activity carried out in this field within their 45 teams. It revealed the significant amount of research work that is ongoing, rooted in the very DNA of these two Brittany-based centres and applied to a range of different fields, both in industry and in wider society.

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Start up Dilepix à vivatech 2018 From left to right: Aurélien Yol & Alban Pobla from Dilepix and Eric Fleury, director of Inria De Paris

Evènement - Innovation

VivaTechnology 2018: feedback from the Rennes-based start-up Dilepix

Nathalie Lacaux - 25/05/2018

The third edition of the VivaTechnology trade show runs from 24th to 26th May in Paris. This international event brings together thousands of start-ups, directors and thought leaders from across the world in order for them to invest, work together and exchange ideas. The Rennes-based start-up Dilepix, a company that began life within the Inria research centre in Rennes, was one of twelve Inria start-ups to participate at this major innovation event. We met with the company’s founders, Aurélien Yol and Alban Pobla, to find out how they got on.

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OpenVibe, logiciel pour les interfaces cerveau-ordinateur © Inria / Photo Kaksonen

Software

Building a Consortium Around OpenViBE

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 14/05/2018

Born at Inria research center, in Rennes, Brittany, France, over a decade ago, OpenViBE is one of the world's leading software platforms for processing EEG signals, designing Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and conducting research in real-time neuroscience. As the tool has gained maturity and now caters to a vast community of users, Inria plans to open its management to external parties through a non-profit consortium. The move will enable to pool resources, fund dedicated engineering staff and thus guarantee OpenViBE's viability in the long haul.

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Insertion automatique d'une aiguille par un robot médical © Inria / Photo H. Raguet

Robotique & Médecine

UTSK: a toolbox for medical robotics guided by ultrasound imaging

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 3/05/2018

Developed at the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique Centre, UltraSound ToolKit (USTK) is an open source library designed for ultrasound imaging. It is targeted at research laboratories and companies looking to develop medical applications incorporating real-time robotic control systems.

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Valérie Viet Triem Tong & Jean-François Lalande Valérie Viet Triem Tong & Jean-François Lalande, from CIDRE research team

Security

Automatically Dissecting Android Malware

Jean-Michel Prima - 30/04/2018

The Android galaxy is plagued with a host of fake apps solely devised to rob smartphone users of their ID, their data or their money. Studying this type of infection vector, a group of French scientists is coming up with a string of innovative test and visualization tools meant to help security analysts investigate suspicious software, explore its inner-structure, force sleeping code out of dormancy and produce an intuitive graph representation of what the malware is really up to.

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Sport - Research

Perfecting shooting in basketball

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 27/04/2018

For the past fifteen years or so, scientists have combined biomechanical analysis and virtual reality in an attempt to study sporting skills and to design new training tools geared towards improving player performance. In Rennes, this is one of the specialist areas of the Mouvement Sport Santé (M2S) laboratory, whose Inria team MimeTIC have entered into a collaboration with the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement Etienne-Jules Marey (UMR 7287), based in Marseille. The goal is to develop a viable market-ready tool for perfecting shooting in basketball. It is worth noting that this project is jointly funded by Inria and STAR, both members of the Instituts Carnot network.

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Jean-Pierre TALPIN, responsable de l'équipe TEA Jean-Pierre TALPIN, head of TEA research team

Collaboration

Verifying integration of heterogeneous factory components

Jean-Michel Prima - 25/04/2018

In an automated factory, each equipment or machinery must meet a myriad of constraints. Ensuring that an entire factory chain satisfies these constraints and safety and security regulations requires simulation, test and verification. However, what can be proved when two heterogeneous components, e.g. mechanics and software, interact with each other? How can one prove that this hybrid aggregate also meets common, global, requirements such as, e.g. latency? Such is the question at the crux of a collaboration between Inria and Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe, two entities located on the same campus, in Rennes, Brittany, France.

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Rémi Gribonval, directeur de recherche Inria

Distinction

Rémi Gribonval, EURASIP Fellow 2018

Nathalie Lacaux - 26/03/2018

Rémi Gribonval, Inria researcher and head of PANAMA project-team, has just received EURASIP Fellow 2018. A prestigious distinction that awards his work in the field of signal processing.

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Communication cerveau-ordinateur : utilisation du logiciel Openvibe2 au jeux vidéos (BCI Training Center, Black Sheep Studio) © Inria / Photo G. Maisonneuve

Innovation

Neurofeedback: Mensia - the start-up marketing a treatment for attention deficit disorders

Aline Brillu (*) - 12/03/2018

Mensia, a start-up that began life within Inria, are aiming to treat issues relating to attention span and hyperactivity in children using neurofeedback. The Koala module is already available to patients. Using OpenViBE technology, and developed by the Hybrid team at Inria, it is the first medical device to use a brain-machine interface that can be deployed at home.

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Pepper le robot Pepper, humanoïde robot - © Inria / Photo C. Morel

Horizon 2020

Helping Robots Gently Navigate Through Thick Crowds

Jean-Michel Prima (*) - 19/02/2018

With the advance of robotics, a variety of service bots will soon be trundling and treading the public spaces among people going about their daily occupations. Making navigation through human tides safe and smooth is the purpose of Crowdbot, a European consortium led by Inria and funded by the EU ICT H2020 program. As project coordinator Julien Pettré points out, this research places a strong emphasis on ethics.

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