Transfert - Start-up
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Mensia Technologies
- Inria Innovation Lab
- INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
- Anatole Lecuyer
Award - PhD thesis
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.
- Gilles Kahn
- INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
- Matthieu Dorier
- PhD thesis
- Gilles Kahn PhD prize
Our 2016 campaign to hire 28 young graduate scientists and young experienced scientists and senior researchers has gotten off to a start.
Freshly recruited by Inria research center, in Rennes, Brittany, France, German scientist Christian Grothoff is to lead a new team that will design innovative network protocols meant to build a decentralised, secure and privacy-preserving communication infrastructure. In that context, one of his goals is to give the world a new and heavily-encrypted payment system that would protect customer's identity while enabling governments to collect taxes. As he explains, TALER has potential for sustaining a more socially-respectable economy.
When analysing an attack on a system, human intervention is still a key factor. But the event logs on the operator's screen display a flood of data. How do you identify the right information? Elvis is a research prototype developed at Rennes. It offers an innovative display technique to highlight the relevant phenomena.
Engineering - software
A routine practice in manufacturing for decades, the concept of product lines is now pervading the software industry. Vendors dream of deriving myriad variations of their software in order to meet specific customer demands and to address more market segments. Yet, managing the complexity of thousands options is no trivial challenge. At this juncture, the virtues of Model-Driven Engineering become all the more relevant, as French scientist Mathieu Acher explains.