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R&D

Inria Previz Tech Transferred to French SolidAnim

Jean-Michel Prima - 8/12/2016

A Paris-based company specializing in motion capture and 3D animation for the film industry, SolidAnim recently acquired an Inria technology that will enable directors to previsualize their work and pick between a variety of visual options before shooting the real movie. As scientist Marc Christie explains, in the wake of this successful transfer, both partners are now contemplating joint R&D work.

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Benoit Baudry, head of DIVERSE team

Project - Europe

Bringing Automated Test Generation to DevOps

Jean-Michel Prima - 1/12/2016

A powerful software development methodology, DevOps has become a very popular tool in the US for it greatly helps web giants to deliver more frequent updates. True enough, Europe hasn't catch up yet. Coordinated by Inria, STAMP is a consortium whose aim is to provide a critical missing piece to this methodology. To wit: an automated test generation tool that would make DevOps less risky and incidentally more palatable to European companies. This projet has just been selected as part of the EU H2020 call for proposals ICT-10-2016 ‘Software Technologies’.

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Nataliya Kosmina

Award

Nataliya Kosmyna Awarded For Women in Science Fellowship

Jean-Michel Prima - 21/10/2016

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program awards talented young female scientists with Fellowships to help pursue their projects. Currently a postdoctoral at Inria research center, in Rennes, Brittany, France, Nataliya Kosmyna is among the winners of the 2016 edition. Profile

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Charles Prud'homme

Technology

A constraint solver in Java

Jean-Michel Prima - 1/09/2016

A Java library for the modelling and solving of mathematical problems based on constraint programming (CP), Choco has become one of the most effective open source tools in its field. Charles Prud'homme, who is jointly in charge of development and a research engineer with the Tasc team in Nantes, looks back at the reasons behind this success and explains the appeal of such a solver for industry.

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Adrien Lebre

Research

Redesigning the Cloud

Jean-Michel Prima - 30/08/2016

In reality, most of the world's Cloud infrastructure is made up of gigantic data centres grouped together in a surprisingly small number of places. Such a concentration creates different risks, in particular with regard to reliability. If just one of these giant sites breaks down, there could be significant consequences. Moreover, the global transport of data between the end-user and these platforms, situated at the opposite side of the world, consumes a lot of resources.  In addition, there are latency issues due to distance. Inria, in association with Orange and Renater*, is studying an alternative model that would enable the computing and storage power to be spread along the whole IP network, in particular in premises already managed by the Internet service providers.

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Jean-Louis Lanet et Francis Chamberot

Partnership

OT and Inria, partners in countering mobile cyber-attacks

Jean-Michel Prima - 25/08/2016

OT (Oberthur Technologies), one of the world leaders in embedded software products, solutions and services, is beginning a collaboration in the field of Research & Development with the High-Security Laboratory (LHS) created at the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre as part of the Cyber Cluster of Excellence (PEC). One of the main lines of this partnership concerns test tools for mobile payment applications. Another issue looms over the longer term: being ready to counter the security attacks of tomorrow.

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Tennis et numérique © C.Martin

Research - Sport

Optimizing Tennis Serve

Jean-Michel Prima - 23/05/2016

Biomechanical analysis of high-level athletes can help not only to enhance their performance but also to prevent injuries. In Rennes, Brittany, France, members of the MimeTIC research team have started a partnership with the French Tennis Federation with aim of improving service technique among young hopefuls.

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Christine Guillemot

Research

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.

12/05/2016

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.

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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.

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