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A founding member of the INSA Group
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INSA Rennes as beneficiary

IMAGINE

Today's robots are good at executing programmed motions, but they do not understand their actions in the sense that they could automatically generalize them to novel situations or recover from failures.

IMAGINE seeks to enable robots to understand the structure of their environment and how it is affected by its actions. "Understanding" here means the ability of the robot (a) to determine the applicability of an action along with parameters to achieve the desired effect, and (b) to discern to what extent an action succeeded, and to infer possible causes of failure and generate recovery actions.
This scientific objective is pursued in the context of recycling of electromechanical appliances.

> www.imagine-h2020.eu

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Themes: Digital Technologies/Robotics
Laboratory: IRISA
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Participants: GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS, KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES, AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI, ELECTROCYCLING GMBH
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Maud Marchal
Overall Budget: 3,8 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA: 628 550€
Duration: 50 months from 01/01/2017

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CERBERO

ICT is embedded and pervasive into our daily lives. The notion of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) has emerged: embedded computational collaborating devices, capable of controlling physical elements and responding to humans.

The Cross-layer modEl-based fRamework for multi-oBjective dEsign of Reconfigurable systems in unceRtain hybRid envirOnments (CERBERO) project aims at developing a design environment for CPS based of two pillars: a cross-layer model based approach to describe, optimize, and analyze the system and all its different views concurrently; an advanced adaptivity support based on a multi-layer autonomous engine.

> www.cerbero-h2020.eu


 

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Themes: Electronics and Telecommunications
Laboratory: IETR-IMAGE équipe Vaader
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program 
Coordinator: IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Participants: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI, THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA, SA, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES, UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA, ABINSULA SRL, AMBIESENSE LTD, NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV, CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Daniel Ménard
Overall budget: 5 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 348 125€
Duration: 36 months from 01/01/2017

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EURHISFIRM

EURHISFIRM designs a world-class research infrastructure (RI) to connect, collect, collate, align, and share detailed, reliable, and standardized long-term financial, governance, and geographical data on European companies.

The RI provides the tools for long-term analysis highlighting the dynamics of the past and the way those dynamics structure our present and future.

EURHISFIRM develops innovative models and technologies to spark a “Big data” revolution in historical social sciences and valorize Europe’s cultural heritage.

In this project, INSA Rennes-IRISA works on building a document recognition system using Artificial Intelligence to extract high-quality data from historical serial printed sources: stock exchange yearbooks and price lists. Due to the large variety of documents, a flexible and easy-to-adapt document recognition system must be designed. The system is therefore based, in interaction with experts on those historical sources, on a modelling of knowledge not only at the page level, but also at the collection level. Thus, redundancies between pages are used to make the system more reliable and reduce manual corrections.

> eurhisfirm.eu

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Themes: Recognition of digitized serial historical document collections
Laboratory: IRISA
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: ECOLE D'ECONOMIE DE PARIS
Participants: Universiteit Antwerpen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wroclawiu, The Queen's University of Belfast, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen – Knaw, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Université de Rouen Normandie, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes, Gesis Leibniz-Institut Fur Sozialwissenschaften

Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Bertrand Couasnon

Overall budget: 3,4 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 215 000€
Duration: 36 months from 01/04/2018

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XP-RESILIENCE

It has been demonstrated the tremendous impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc, which triggered technological accidents, referred to as natural-technological (NaTech) events.

The NaTech problem is quite relevant as up to 10% of industrial accidents, involving the release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) substances, were triggered by natural hazards.

The main objectives of XP-Resilience is to develop state-of-the-art modelling tools and protection (base isolator) systems based on metamaterial for the analysis and disaster reduction of Complex Engineering Systems such as industrial plants subjected to exceptional loading (earthquake, Tsunami and fire). The project involve 14 ESR (Early Stage Researcher), 2 of them are allocated to INSA Rennes-LGCGM. INSA Rennes-LGCGM is in charge of the development of macro-element for soil-structure interaction for deep foundation systems and pipe/elbow finite elements for the full nonlinear analysis of energy infrastructures.

> www.facebook.com/XpResilience

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Themes: structural engineering
Laboratory: LGCGM
Fundongs: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Participants: PANEPISTIMIO PATRON ; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO ; UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI ; POLITECHNIKA SLASKA ; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE ; INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES ; ARCELORMITTAL BELVAL & DIFFERDANGE SA ; COLUMBIAN CARBON EUROPA SRL ; VCE VIENNA CONSULTING ENGINEERS ZT GMBH
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Mohammed Hjiaj
Overall Budget: 3,4 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 525 751€
Duration: 48 months from 09/01/2016