Michel Fliess receives the Ampere Prize of the Academy of Sciences in 2015

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Silvère Bonnabel recipient of the SEE-IEEE Price Alain Glavieux 2015

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Best paper award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux

The paper “Autonomous driving at intersections: Combining theoretical analysis with practical considerations” won a Best Paper Award at the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

Best Paper Award ITS World Congress Bordeaux 2015

The paper was written by Arnaud de La Fortelle (Director of the Robotics Centre and holder of the Chair Drive for You) and Xiangjun Qian (PhD student at the Robotics Centre) as part of the work on the European project Autonet 2030 and  within the Chaire Drive for You.

Abstract :

The move towards automated driving is gaining impetus recently. This paper follows the approach of combining theoretical analysis with practical issues. It gives an insight of some practical problems that are encountered when running automated vehicles in real environments, using intersection crossing as a major example. The aim is not to try to be exhaustive but to show some criteria (safety, efficiency, reactivity, resilience, scalability…) for decision making in automated driving that have to be balanced before any mass deployment. In a second part we introduce mathematical tools that can help define algorithms and systems that improve current state of the art. We will also show some perspective for accommodating the hypotheses of these mathematical tools with real life constraints.

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The Center For Robotics distinguished in the decade of the Carnot Institutes

The mobile robot developed in the Center For Robotics at MINES Centre ParisTech was illustrated during the decade of the Carnot Institutes. The Carnot Institutes are composed of laboratory of excellence with lots of R&D activities.


The mobile robot his equipped by the CoreSLAM algorithm (developed in the Center for Robotics) to locate and mapping a previously unknown space, the robot can move autonomously in a room to perform various missions.

Tony Noël in charge of this mobile robot gave more information about the robot and its applications in a video made within the ten years of Carnot Institutes.

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The mobile robot also seen at “Usine Nouvelle


Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux

The session SIS25 on “theoretical and technical challenges for automated” won the Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

This session has been the opportunity to present the theoretical and technical challenges for automated driving from different perspectives. Indeed the speakers were coming from all around the world, and with an academic or industrial focus.

The session has been organised and moderated by Arnaud de La Fortelle (MINES ParisTech, Center for robotics), in collaboration the following speakers:

  • Denis Gingras, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Vincent Abadie, PSA Peugeot Citroen, France
  • Guillaume Devauchelle, Valeo, France
  • Ming Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Pär Degerman, SCANIA, Sweden
  • Ching-Yao Chan, University of California at Berkeley, United States

The Chair Drive for You was well represented during this session (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Valeo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of California at Berkeley and MINES ParisTech). This award is a strong encouragement for the research carried out in the Chair Drive for You.

Summary of the session:

Automated driving research has been up to now mainly concentrated on sensor-based vehicle automation. Most current automated vehicles are therefore performing autonomous driving meaning every driving decision is taken within the vehicle. While sensor based systems have demonstrated automated driving in platooning scenarios, highly automated driver assistance or driving in unstructured environment, fully automated driving in broader contexts still requires further research and development. Much effort needs to be undertaken to achieve safety performance superior to that of a human driver, despite the inferior general cognitive capabilities of computers with respect to humans, and this is a prerequisite to creating the public acceptance and trust needed for their deployment. This session aims at providing some insight of what research labs and automotive industry have identified as the next key steps, how research handles these problems and how the results are being integrated into automotive roadmaps.

YoGoKo winner of the 2014 i-LAB Contest

La startup YoGoKo, déjà lauréate du concours i-LAB en Emergence lors de l’édition 2012 et du concours OMTE de DIGITEO également en 2012, passe aujourd’hui à l’étape supérieure en devant lauréate du 17ème concours national d’aide à la création d’entreprises de technologies innovantes (i-LAB) décerné par le Ministère en charge de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, dans la catégorie Création & Développement.

YoGoKo a été fondée en juin 2014 par Thierry Ernst (chercheur à MINES ParisTech et anciennement Inria), Emmanuel Thierry (anciennement ingénieur à Télécom Bretagne), Jean-Marie Bonin (Professeur à Télécom Bretagne) et Arnaud de la Fortelle (Professeur à MINES ParisTech).

YoGoKo conçoit, déploie et met en œuvre un système de communication innovant spécifiquement adapté aux besoins de connectivité du transport routier. Ce système de communication associe des boîtiers de communication installés dans des équipements hétérogènes et distants (véhicules, infrastructure routière, mobilier urbain) à une plateforme Cloud de services et de gestion des communications vers et à partir de ces boîtiers.
Il permet aux véhicules, à l’infrastructure, aux centres de contrôle et aux équipements nomades d’échanger des informations de manière standardisée, en toute sécurité, en utilisant toutes les technologies d’accès disponibles (WiFi, 3G, satellite, courant porteur, etc.). Ces solutions permettent ensuite de déployer des services de gestion de parc d’équipements, de mise à jour logicielle, de localisation et de diagnostic à distance.


Une seule plateforme pour différents usages



La technologie développée par YoGoKo repose sur les travaux de Télécom Bretagne, de l’Inria et de MINES ParisTech.

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Center For Robotics on BFM Business

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Brigitte d’Andrea Novel, professeur au Centre de Robotique de MINES ParisTech a participé à une emission portant sur l’évolution des moyens de transport sur BFM TV. Les autres intervenants étaient Marc Ivaldi, économiste membre de l’école d’économie de Toulouse (TSE), François Stephan, directeur de programmes à l’Institut de Recherche Technologique (IRT) SystemX, Robin Rivaton, économiste, auteur de “La France est prête”, et Pascal Samama, Journaliste à 01Net/01Business.

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The Center for Robotics on BFM Business

Autonomous Vehicles: Google and Uber will fight?

Arnaud de La Fortelle, Thierry Le Hay et Pascal Samama – 03/02

Arnaud de La Fortelle, directeur du centre de robotique Mines Paris Tech, Thierry Le Hay, responsable de l’innovation chez PSA, et Pascal Samama, journaliste, se sont penchés sur le bras de fer entre Google et Uber autour des voitures autonomes. Le spécialiste des véhicules de tourisme avec chauffeur s’intéresserait aux voitures autonomes pour concurrencer la Google Car. De son coté, le géant américain de l’Internet pourrait décider de lancer un service de VTC concurrent d’Uber.

Tech & Co, du 3 février, présenté par Sébastien Couasnon, sur BFM Business.


National Robotics Contest

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The research Chair “Robotics and Virtual Reality”, supported by PSA Peugeot Citroën is pleased to participate at the National Robotics Contest organized by the “Ministère de l’Économie”. This contest will take place at “Centre Nano-INNOV in February, the 5th.

We will be very happy to see you there.


Accepted Papers at Electronic Imaging 2015


The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality team has published 3 papers at Electronic Imaging 2015. See you in San Francisco:

  • « A study of image exposure for the stereoscopic visualization of sparkling materials »
    In Image Quality and System Performance XII. IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015.
    Victor Medina, Alexis Paljic, Dominique Lafon-Pham.
  • « Predictive rendering of composite materials, a multi-scale approach »
    In Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance 2015. IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015
    Thomas Muller, Patrick Callet, Alexis Paljic, Philippe Porral
  • « High Dynamic, Spectral and Polarized Natural Light Environment Acquisition »
    In Image Sensors and Imaging Systems 2015. IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015
    Philippe Porral, Philippe Fuchs, Patrick Callet, Thomas Muller and Etienne Sandré-Chardonnal.