Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Oseo Apash project

Participants : François Pasteau, Marie Babel.

no Insa Rennes 2012-230, duration: 24 months.

Started in September 2012 and finished in July 2014, the Apash project was supported by the Images & Réseaux cluster. It involved three laboratories connected to INSA Rennes, namely Irisa/Inria, IETR and LGCGM. One industrial partner took part into this project: Ergovie. This project aimed at designing a driving assistance for electrical wheelchair towards the autonomy and security of disabled people. The work realized within this project is described in Section  6.2.1 .

HandiViz project - SATT Ouest Valorisation

Participants : François Pasteau, Marie Babel.

duration: 12 months.

This project strated in June 2014. Thanks to a strong collaboration with Ergovie Company and the rehabilitation center Pôle Saint Hélier (Rennes), the semi-autonomous navigation solution designed for wheelchair systems (see Section  6.2.1 ) has been medically validated and tested by patients. The resulting technology is currently under transfer towards Ergovie (SATT/INSA funding). This technology, compliant with any off-the-shelf electrical wheelchair, is expected to be commercialized at mid 2015. We expect that this technology should be helpfull for many handicapped people. In particular, clinical trials have shown that such a system can lift the medical interdiction to drive wheelchairs for people who suffer from severe handicap such as hemispatial neglect or cerebral palsy.


Participants : Suman Raj Bista, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, François Chaumette.

no Inria Rennes 8033, duration: 36 months.

This project funded by the Brittany council started in October 2013. It supports in part Suman Raj Bista's Ph.D. about visual navigation of a humanoid robot (see Section  8.2.4 ).

“Equipement mi-lourd Rennes Metropoles”

Participant : Paolo Robuffo Giordano.

no Irisa CNRS Rennes 14C0481, duration: 36 months.

A grant from “Rennes Métropole” has been obtained in June 2014 and will support the activities related to the use of drones (quadrotor UAVs). The platform described in Section  5.4.5 has been purchased thanks to this grant.