Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

ANR Rebel:

  • duration: 2016-2019

  • coordinator: Fabien Lotte

  • funding: ANR Jeune Chercheur Jeune Chercheuse Project

  • partners: Disabilities and Nervous Systems Laboratory Bordeaux

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) are communication systems that enable their users to send commands to computers through brain activity only. While BCI are very promising for assistive technologies or human-computer interaction (HCI), they are barely used outside laboratories, due to a poor reliability. Designing a BCI requires 1) its user to learn to produce distinct brain activity patterns and 2) the machine to recognize these patterns using signal processing. Most research efforts focused on signal processing. However, BCI user training is as essential but is only scarcely studied and based on heuristics that do not satisfy human learning principles. Thus, currently poor BCI reliability is probably due to suboptimal user training. Thus, we propose to create a new generation of BCI that apply human learning principles in their design to ensure the users can learn high quality control skills, hence making BCI reliable. This could change HCI as BCI have promised but failed to do so far.


HOBIT: Hybrid Optical Bench for Innovative Teaching:

  • duration: 2015-2017

  • funding: Idex CPU & LAPHIA, and Inria ADT

  • partners: Université de Bordeaux (IUT mesures physiques) & Université de Lorraine

  • The goal of the Hobit project (Hybrid Optical Bench for Innovative Teaching) is to design a hybrid optical bench that benefits from both the physical and the virtual worlds to enhance teaching and training in the field of optics and photonics.


ANR Project ISAR:

  • duration: 2014-2017

  • coordinator: Martin Hachet

  • partners: LIG-CNRS (Grenoble), Diotasoft (Paris)

  • acronym: Interaction en Réalité Augmentée Spatiale / Interacting with Spatial Augmented Reality

  • The ISAR project (Interaction with Spatial Augmented Reality) focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of new paradigms to improve interaction with the digital world when digital content is directly projected onto physical objects (e.g. a ball on the figure). It opens new perspectives for exciting tomorrow’s applications, beyond traditional screen-based applications.

  • website: https://team.inria.fr/potioc/scientific-subjects/papart/


Inria ADT OpenViBE-X:

  • duration: 2014-2016

  • partners: Inria teams Hybrid and Athena

  • coordinator: Maureen Clerc (Inria Sophia Antipolis)

  • This is the follow-up project of OpenViBE-NT

  • website: http://openvibe.inria.fr


Inria Project Lab BCI-LIFT:

  • duration: 2015-2018

  • partners: Inria team Athena (Inria Sophia-Antipolis), Inria team Hybrid (Inria Rennes), Inria team Neurosys (Inria Nancy), LITIS (Université de Rouen), Inria team DEMAR (Inria Sophia-Antipolis), Inria team MINT (Inria Lille), DyCOG (INSERM Lyon)

  • coordinator: Maureen Clerc (Inria Sophia Antipolis)

  • Project around BCI in the evaluation process, first meeting with all the partners was in October 2013

  • The aim is to reach a next generation of non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), more specifically BCI that are easier to appropriate, more efficient, and suit a larger number of people. With this concern of usability as our driving objective, we will build non-invasive systems that benefit from advanced signal processing and machine learning methods, from smart interface design, and where the user immediately receives supportive feedback. What drives this project is the concern that a substantial proportion of human participants is currently categorized “BCI-illiterate” because of their apparent inability to communicate through BCI. Through this project we aim at making it easier for people to learn to use the BCI, by implementing appropriate machine learning methods and developping user training scenarios.

  • website: http://bci-lift.inria.fr/



  • duration: 2014-2015

  • partners: Université de Lorraine

  • funding: SATT Nancy Grand Est

  • coordinator: Stéphanie Fleck (Université de Lorraine)

  • The Helios project aims to provide a methodology and innovative media for the improvement of learning of basic astronomical phenomena for school groups (8-11 years). As part of this project, Potioc will focus on the development of the final application for augmented reality based and 3D manipulation, for providing a high-fidelity prototype.