Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


Participants : Merwan Achibet, Adrien Girard, Anatole Lécuyer, Maud Marchal [contact] .

MANDARIN ("MANipulation Dextre hAptique pour opéRations INdustrielles en RV") is a 4-year ANR project (2012-2015). MANDARIN partners are CEA-List (coordinator), Inria/Hybrid, UTC, Haption and Renault. It aims at designing new hardware and software solutions to achieve natural and intuitive mono and bi-manual dextrous interactions, suitable for virtual environments. The objective of Hybrid in MANDARIN is to design novel multimodal 3D interaction techniques and metaphors allowing to deal with haptic gloves limitations (portability, under-actuation) and to assist the user in virtual reality applications requiring dexterous manipulation. The results will be evaluated with a representative industrial application which is not feasible with currently existing technologies: the bi-manual manipulation of complex rigid objects and cables bundles.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Maud Marchal, Jonathan Mercier-Ganady.

HOMO-TEXTILUS is a 4-year ANR project (2012-2015). Partners of the project are : Inria/Hybrid, CHART, LIP6, TOMORROW LAND, RCP and potential end-user is Hussein Chalayan fashion designer. The objective of HOMO TEXTILUS is to study what could be the next generation of smart and augmented clothes, and their influence and potential impact on behavior and habits of their users. The project is strongly oriented towards human science, with both user studies and sociological studies. The involvement of Hybrid team in the project consists in studying the design of next-gen prototypes of clothes embedding novel kinds of sensors and actuators. Envisionned sensors relate to physiological measurements such as with EEG (electroencephalograpohy and Brain-Computer Interfaces), EMG (muscular activity), GSR (galvanic skin response) or Heart Rate (HR). Envisionned actuators relate to new sensory stimulations such as vibrotactile displays or novel visual (eg LED) displays. These prototypes will thus be used in the various experiments planned in the project.

FUI Previz

Participants : Bruno Arnaldi [contact] , Valérie Gouranton [contact] , Emmanuel Badier, Thomas Boggini, Rozenn Bouville Berthelot, Cédric Le Cam.

Previz is a 3-year project (2013-2016) funded by the competitive cluster "Images et Réseaux". Previz involves 4 Academic partners (Hybrid/INSA Rennes, ENS Louis-Lumière, LIRIS, Gipsa-Lab) and 9 Industrial partners (Technicolor, Ubisoft, SolidAnim, loumasystem, Polymorph). Previz aims at proposing new previsualization tools for movie directors. The goal of Hybrid in Previz is to introduce new interactions between real and virtual actors so that the actor's actions, no matter his/her real or virtual nature, impact both the real and the virtual environment. The project will end up with a new production pipeline in order to automatically adapt and synchronize the visual effects (VFX), in space and time, to the real performance of an actor.


Participant : Valérie Gouranton [contact] .

The ADT MAN-IP is a 2-year project (2013-2015) funded by Inria for software support and development. MAN-IP involves two Inria teams: Hybrid and MimeTIC. MAN-IP aims at proposing a common software pipeline for both teams to facilitate the production of populated virtual environments. The resulting software should include functionalities for motion capture, automatic aquisition and modification, and high-level authoring tools.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Lindgren [contact] .

The ADT OpenViBE-NT is a 3-year project (2012-2015) funded by Inria for support and development of the OpenViBE software (section 6.1 ). OpenViBE-NT involves four Inria teams: Hybrid, Potioc, Athena, Neurosys - all being extensive users of OpenViBE. OpenViBE-NT aims at improving the current functionalities of OpenViBE platform, and helping in supporting its active and ever growing community of users.

Ilab CertiViBE

Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Lindgren, Charles Garraud, Jérôme Chabrol.

CertiViBE is a 1-year "Inria Innovation Lab" (2015-2016) funded by Inria for supporting the development of OpenViBE software, and notably its evolution in order to enable and fasten the medical transfer and the medical certification of products based on OpenViBE. This joint lab involves two partners: Hybrid and Mensia Technologies startup company. The project aims at setting up a quality environment, and developping a novel version of the software wich should comply with medical certification rules.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Lindgren [contact] , Andéol Evain, Lorraine Perronnet, Nataliya Kosmina.

BCI-LIFT is a 4-year "Inria Project Lab" initiative (2015-2019) funded by Inria for supporting a national research effort on Brain-Computer Interfaces. This joint lab involves sevearl Inria teams: Hybrid, Potioc, Athena, Neurosys, Mjolnir, Demar; as well as external partners: INSERM-Lyon, and INSA Rouen. This project aims at improving several aspects of Brain-Computer Interfaces : learning and adaptation of BCI systems, user interfaces and feedback, training protocols, etc.