Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Inria collaborations

Within Inria, the MIMESIS team collaborates with:

  • ASCLEPIOS: although the core activities of team are in the field of medical image analysis, it also has a strong expertise in physics-based simulation of the heart. We collaborated on the development of an electro-mechanical model of the heart, and on some core components of SOFA. We collaborate with the ASCLEPIOS team on the development of the SOFA framework and on the development of a simulation system for radio-frequency ablation in the case of cardiac arrhythmia,

  • DEFROST: the team imagines future robots which don’t need to be "rigid" but made of complex deformable structures, composed of stiff and soft regions, close to organic materials that can be found in nature. Soft robotics opens very attractive perspectives in terms of new applications, reduction of manufacturing costs, robustness, efficiency and security. It could constitute a great jump in robotics in the following years. We continue to interact with the team in Lille given our common research background. A joint article of constraint-based haptic modeling has already been submitted.

  • IMAGINe: the team has a general focus on animation and simulation of natural objects. We essentially collaborate with Prof. François Faure on real-time finite element techniques, collision detection and contact response (which led to a SIGGRAPH paper) and the development of SOFA,

  • MAGRIT: their research field is computer vision, with a focus on augmented reality applications. The team is also fairly involved in computer-based solutions for the planning or the simulation of interventional radiology procedures, with a strong collaboration with the CHU in Nancy. We collaborate with the MAGRIT team in the area of interventional radiology and augmented reality. A common PhD thesis, whose subject was to develop implicit representations of anatomical structures such as blood vessels or aneurysms, was defended in 2013. Another joint PhD thesis was defended in January 2015 on the topic of non-rigid augmented reality and combined the computer vision expertise of MAGRIT with our expertise on real-time simulation and biomechanical modeling.