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Processing Real-World Light Field Images

Jean-Michel Prima - 19/05/2016

Epitomized by the Lytro, a new breed of so-called plenoptic or light field cameras allow to simultaneously capture multiple images of one single scene. This rich visual material can be edited in order to pick from different possible focuses, different depths of field and even different lens apertures. However, the current software line-up would be hard-pressed to process such files due to their dimensionality and complexity. Inria scientist Christine Guillemot has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in order to tackle this unprecedented challenge and build algorithms for next-generation photo and video applications using light fields.



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Virtual reality

Six-Finger Illusion: better understanding our perception of our body and our avatar.


Is it possible to create the illusion that our right hand has six fingers? More generally, can we believe in structural changes to our bodies in a virtual reality environment? What mechanisms do we use to adopt our virtual body or avatar? If our virtual avatar is different to our real self, how do we perceive the differences and how can they influence our self-perception and behaviour? The Hybrid and MimeTIC teams at the INRIA Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique research centre set up a new experimental platform to examine these questions.



Christine Guillemot, directrice de recherche Inria

European Research Council 2015

Christine Guillemot, 2015 ERC Advanced Grant winner

Nathalie Lacaux - 14/04/2016

Christine Guillemot, research director at the Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique research centre, has just been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant. The goal of the programme is to provide talented researchers with the means to conduct a ground-breaking, high-risk five-year exploratory research project in Europe independent of an established scientific programme or national or disciplinary scientific development strategy.



Christophe Morvan, maître de conférences et membre de l'équipe SUMO

Transfert - Start-up

Tools for organising discussion processes

Jean-Michel Prima - 14/04/2016

Christophe Morvan - a scientist with the Sumo research team at the INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre - and his two partners are preparing to launch Open Agora, a startup that designs innovative computer-aided decision-making software.



Olivier Sentieys, responsable de l'équipe de recherche CAIRN


Body Sensors Going Wireless, Smart and Low Power

Jean-Michel Prima - 11/04/2016

Capturing posture, gesture and motion of the human body is proving useful in a variety of fields such as sports training or physical medicine and rehabilitation. But how to collect the data without resorting to cumbersome paraphernalia? A network of wireless sensors also known as Body Area network (BAN) is a promising alternative. However, power consumption remains very much an issue. Developed by a group of French researchers, Zyggie is an innovative BAN platform that leverages distributed computation as well as radio communication distance measurement in order to reach a much higher level of energy efficiency.



David Margery, directeur technique de la plateforme Grid 5000


Grid'5000 available for businesses

Jean-Michel Prima - 7/04/2016

Grid'5000, the French national distributed systems and cloud computing experimental facility, has been supporting academic research since 2003. This infrastructure is now being made available to businesses interested in using it for scientific purposes, explains David Margery, who is the facility’s engineering director and a member of the Experimentation and Development department (SED) at the INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre.



Model-based 3D Tracking for Aerial Robotics

Jean-Michel Prima - 6/04/2016

A software meant to ascertain the pose of an object with respect to a camera, Sinatrack can help autonomous vision-guided robots to perform navigation and manipulation tasks. As such, this technology is of particular interest to aeronautics and aereospace where a surprising variety of applications are being considered.





OpenViBE to Become Medically Certifiable

Jean-Michel Prima - 1/04/2016

Born at Inria research center in Rennes, Brittany, France, circa 2009, OpenViBE has become a leading open source software for Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) and neuroscience research. A spin-off of the institute owning an exclusive license of the software for commercial applications, Mensia Technologies markets this technology through its own line of products as well as services to other vendors or neurotherapists. The company and the scientists are now starting a joint effort to make the software medically certifiable, thus easing the future certification of OpenViBE-based applications created by third parties.



Matthieu Dorier, lauréat du prix de thèse Gilles Kahn 2015 Matthieu Dorier, accessit du prix de thèse Gilles Kahn 2015

Award - PhD thesis

Matthieu Dorier wins the 2015 Gilles Kahn Thesis Award for his research with the Kerdata team

Nathalie Lacaux - 10/02/2016

Matthieu Dorier has received one of the two 2015 Gilles Kahn Thesis Awards - presented by the French computer science society SiF, under the patronage of the French Academy of Science - for his doctoral research with the Kerdata project team at the INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique research centre. Interview.



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Competitive selection

Competitive recruitment of young graduate scientists and senior researchers under way


Our 2016 campaign to hire 28 young graduate scientists and young experienced scientists and senior researchers has gotten off to a start.