Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Bilateral Contracts with Industry
Cifre Faurecia - Monitoring of gestual efficiency at work
Participants : Franck Multon [contact] , Georges Dumont, Charles Pontonnier, Olfa Haj Mahmoud.
This Cifre contract has started in September 2018 for three years and is funding the PhD thesis of Olfa Haj Mamhoud. It consists in designing new methods based on depth cameras to monitor the activity of workers in production lines, compute the potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders, and efficiency compared to reference workers. It raises several fundamental questions, such as adapting previous methods to assess the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, as they generally rely on static poses whereas the worker is performing motion. Based on previous works in the team (previous Cifre PhD thesis of Pierre Plantard) we will provide 30Hz motion capture of the worker, that will enable us to evaluate various time-dependent assessment methods.
We will also explore how to estimate joint forces based and torques on such noisy and low-sampling motion data. We will then define a new assessment method based on these forces and torques.
The Cifre contracts funds the PhD salary and 10K€ per year for the supervision and management of the PhD thesis.
Cifre InterDigitial - Adaptive Avatar Customization for Immersive Experiences
Participants : Franck Multon [contact] , Ludovic Hoyet, Nicolas Olivier.
This Cifre contract has started in February 2019 for three years and is funding the PhD thesis of Nicolas Olivier. The aim of the project is to design stylized avatars of users in immersive environment and digital arts such as videogames or cinema.
To this end, we will design a pipeline from motion and shape capture of the user to the simulation of the 3D real-time and stylized avatar. It will take hairs, eyes, face, body shape and motion into account. The key idea is to stylized both appaearance and motion to make avatar better correspond to the style of the movie of immersive experience. We will carry-out perceptual studies to better understand the expectation of the users when controlling stylized avatars, to maximize embodiment. The Cifre contracts funds the PhD salary and 15K€ per year for the supervision and management of the PhD thesis. This contract is also in collaboration with Hybrid team.