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AI getting good at Starcraft

Jean-Michel Prima - 17/06/2014

If Deep Blue computer defeated chess wizard Garry Kasparov as early as 1997, Artificial  Intelligence is still a while away from challenging human players at real-time strategy (RTS) games such as StarCraft. In recent years, a tournament has emerged with aim of giving scientists the opportunity to evaluate progress in the field and assess the performances of their respective bots. Winning bronze medal last time around was AIUR 2.1, an IA developed by Florian Richoux, a researcher with the Tasc* research team at LINA, in Nantes, France.


Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Inria researcher Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Inria researcher

Transfer of technology

Towards personally recommended web content

Jean-Michel Prima - 3/06/2014

Anne-Marie Kermarrec, a researcher at Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique research centre, is planning to found a start-up company based on her work on a scientific project funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Her aim is to help website publishers offer content that is individually tailored to the requirements of each user.



C.Barilllot et  J.Guillaumont équipe  Visages Christian Barillot et Justine Guillaumont, de l'équipe Visages


A Neuroimaging Platform for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Jean-Michel Prima - 27/05/2014

Shanoir is an open source neuroimaging platform meant to facilitate the exploitation of medical data. Created by Visages, an Inria research team in Rennes, France, this server now hosts the data collected by hospitals affiliated with OFSEP, the French Observatory of Multiple Sclerosis, a body funded by the Government with mission of assembling a nationwide MS study cohort.



Raspberrry Pi with Guillaume Collet and Guillaume Rizk Guillaume Collet and Guillaume Rizk:“Adapting Minia to the Raspberry Pi actually helped us to make our software even more RAM-efficient.”


Assembling Genome on Raspberry Pi

Jean-Michel Prima - 20/03/2014

Running on desktops instead of clusters, and thus bound to simplify biologists' workflow, Minia is a novel software optimized to cut the memory footprint needed for genome assembly. As scientists Guillaume Collet and Guillaume Rizk explain, Minia was even successfully tested on a Raspberry Pi, a famous bare-bone mini-computer sporting a paltry 512MB of RAM.


Yann Renard & Jean-Yves Quentel, Mensia Technologies CTO Yann Renard and CEO Jean-Yves Quentel: “Anyone with a compatible EEG headset can register at MyMensia and access demos of our real-time EEG applications.”


Mensia Technologies Among Winners of French Startup Competition

Jean-Michel Prima - 24/02/2014

A spin-off of Inria, Mensia Technologies provides cutting-edge expertise in the emerging field of real-time brain monitoring through electro-encephalography (EEG). For the second year in a row, this Rennes-based company is being awarded a Prize for innovative start-ups by the French Research Ministry.


Hervé Jegou, chercheur Inria

European Research Council 2013

Visual recognition made super scalable

Jean-Michel Prima - 13/11/2013

Freshly granted funding by the European Research Council (ERC), Inria scientist Hervé Jégou is to start a new project meant to explore methodologies that could automatically discover visual links between images. As he explains, a paradigm shift is needed to overcome the scalability problem resulting from the cross-matching of all the images within a giant collection.



Partnership - International

Franco-Indian Partnership on Formal Modeling

Jean-Michel Prima - 22/10/2013

Researchers at Inria have developed a fruitful collaboration with two leading mathematical  institutes of southern India, a country where the decimal system, the concept of zero and the negative numbers were first conceptualized millennia ago. At the heart of current partnership lies the ambition of providing tools for formal modeling and verification of distributed systems. Among other things, progress in this field might help improve reliability of web services.



Fauteuil Hapseat de l'équipe de recherche HYBRID

Siggraph - 4D

Hapseat, the 4D cinema chair, designed by Inria research team Hybrid

Nathalie Lacaux - 17/07/2013

Hapseat is a novel approach for 4D movies augmented with haptic (force feedback) sensations.  How? By embedding 3 stimulators diretly in the seat (one for the headrest, and two for the armrests), which can apply forces on the body in order to reproduce the sensations of movement that a person would feel if she really experiments the scene.


M.E.S.R./X.R. Pictures

Competition 2013 for the creation of innovative start-ups

Competition for the creation of innovative start-ups


On 2nd July, Geneviève Fioraso, the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, announced the results of the 15th national competition to help create innovative technology businesses.

Of the 175 award-winning projects, four originate from Inria's research work and were recognised in the "Creation & Development" category, which rewards candidates who have already demonstrated the viability of their project:


Medical - Robotic

Bringing Visual Servoing to Medical Robotics

Jean-Michel Prima - 25/06/2013

First introduced 20 years ago, medical robots have ushered a new era of minimally invasive surgery. Inria researcher Alexandre Krupa studies how visual servoing could yield yet a more accurate control of these machines. His latest work leverages the dense information contained in ultrasound images to control a robotized ultrasound probe, bringing probe automatic positionning and per-operatory real-time compensation of moving soft tissues.