Sylvain Lefebvre is awarded an ERC grant

After 4 years of work, Sylvain Lefebvre and his Shapeforge project have obtained a European Research Council grant for the pre-commercialization of the IceSL software. This tool facilitates the modelling of objects for subsequent 3D print-outs.

A new generation collaborative platform

In the framework of the French Investissements d’Avenir (Investments For The Future) programme, the French government is supporting the OpenPaas::NG project with 10.7M€ of funding. This project, also funded by Bpifrance and led by Linagora, is run in partnership with the Coast team for the research segment, its aim being to provide a complete new generation virtual office solution for companies and public administration offices.

A Pwnie Award for the Caramel team

The Caramel team has won the “Pwnie Award 2015” in the “Most Innovative Research” category for their work leading to the discovery of the Logjam vulnerability in the SSL and TLS encryption protocols which had an impact on 8% of secure web sites.

Guido: A robot-guide at MUDAM

Connections between the visual arts and technology are the focus of a new exhibit, Eppur si muove (And yet it turns), open through January 2016 at the Musée d’Art Moderne du Luxembourg (MUDAM) in collaboration with the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Fully embodying the exhibit’s theme, our interactive robot Guido will greet visitors and comment on the exhibit as a guide.

Jean-Baptiste Mouret on the cover of Nature

Robots could help our society in many situations like for example searching for survivors after natural disasters or calling the fire services in the event of a forest fire. However they will go no further than research laboratories until they are capable of functioning when damaged.


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