Section: Partnerships and Cooperations
[September 2011- September 2013]
ict-PAMM is an ICT-ASIA project accepted in 2011 for 2 years. It is funded by the French Ministery of Foreign Affair and INRIA. This project aims at conducting common research activities in the areas of robotic mobile service and robotic assistance of human in different contexts of human life. French partners are INRIA-emotion from Grenoble, INRIA-IMARA from Rocquencourt and Institut Blaise Pascal from Clermont-Ferrand. Asian Partners are IRA-Lab from Taiwan, ISRC-SKKU from Suwon in Korea, ITS-Lab from Kumamoto in Japan and Mica Institute from Hanoi in Vietnam.
[September 2011- September 2013]
Predimap is an ICT-ASIA project accepted in 2011 for 2 years. It is funded by the French Ministery of Foreign Affair and INRIA. This project aims at conducting common research activities in the area of perception in road environment. The main objective is the simultaneous use of local perception and Geograpical Information Systems (GIS) in order to reach a global improvement in understanding road environment. Thus the research topics included in the project are: local perception, precise localization, map-matching and understanding of the traffic scenes. French partners are Inria-emotion from Grenoble, Heudiasyc team from CNRS/UTC, and Matis team from IGN. Foreign partners are Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, CSIS lab from Tokyo University in Japan and AIT Geoinformatics Center in Thailand.
[November 2011- October 2014]
Multimodal Perception and REasoning for Transnational Intelligent Vehicles" (PRETIV) is a three-year ANR project accepted in the framework of the Blanc International II Programme with participants from France (e-Motion of INRIA, Heudiasyc of CNRS, PSA Peugeot Citroen DRIA in Velizy) and China (Peking University, PSA Peugeot Citroen Technical Center in Shanghai). The project aims at developing of an online multimodal perception system for a vehicle and offline reasoning methods, dealing with incompleteness and uncertainties in the models and sensor data, as well as at conducting experiments in typical traffic scenarios in France and China to create an open comparative dataset for traffic scene understanding. The perception system will incorporate vehicle localization, mapping of static environmental objects, detecting and tracking of dynamic objects in probabilistic frameworks through multimodal sensing data and knowledge fusion. The reasoning methods are based on sensor data to learn semantics, activity and interaction patterns (vehicle - other objects, vehicle - infrastructure) to be used as a priori information to devise effective online perception algorithms toward situation awareness. The comparative dataset will contain experimental data of typical traffic scenarios with ground-truth, which will be used to learn country-specific traffic semantics and it will be open to the public.
Visits of International Scientists
John-David Yoder from Ohio Northern University visited us 12 months.
Procopio Stein, phD at LAR (Laboratório de Automação e Robótica) at UA (Universidade de Aveiro) is in our team for november 2011 to april 2012.
Participation In International Programs
Submission of a international program with Taiwan called I-Rice. Partners for this proposition of an international center are IRA-lab (Taiwan university), LAAS, INRIA and UPMC. Topics are related to Cognitive Systems and Robotics. Project under evaluation (hearing step).
Submission of an ANR Blanc GeoProb in collaboration with the spinoff Probayes (Mexico). Project on complementary list.