Section: Other Grants and Activities
Safe_NECS is an « Action de Recherche Amont - Sécurité, Systèmes embarqués et Intelligence Ambiante » funded by the ANR and started in December 2005 http://safe-necs.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/ . The research topic is fault tolerant control of distributed process and the project focuses on both diagnosis and robust control under execution resources constraints. It gathers teams from Cran and Loria (Nancy), Laas (Toulouse), and Gipsa-lab and NeCS (Grenoble). The project deadline has been extended upto June 2009.
ANR PsiRob CONNECT
The CONNECT proposal ( CONtrol of NEtworked Cooperative sys Tems) deals with the problem of controlling multi-agent systems, i.e. systems composed of several sub-systems interconnected between them by an heterogeneous communication network. The control of a cluster of agents composed of autonomous underwater vehicles, marine surface vessels, and possibly aerial drones will be used as a support example all along the proposal. The partners are the NeCS team, I fremer robotics lab. and the P GES and P rolexia companies. It started for 3 years in May 2007 ( http://www.lag.ensieg.inpg.fr/connect/ ).
Collaborations inside Inria
The development of Orccad raises collaborations between NeCS, POP ART and SED. Support about its use is provided to the TRIO team at Nancy in the framework of the SafeNecs project.
Collaborations with the Sardes project-team have been initiated along two axis. The modeling and closed-loop control of web servers involves a shared PhD student. The QoS control of multimedia application based on the Think operating system is investigated in common to be the external layer of the ARAVIS project.
Cooperations with other laboratories
Carlos Canudas-de-Wit has a collaboration with University of Sevilla about NCS.
C. Siclet has collaborations with L. Ros, C. Baras and J-M. Brossier at Gipsa-lab, and with P. Siohan at Orange Lab in Rennes.
Strong collaborations have been established with KTK (Stockolm), ETH (Zurich), University of Sevilla and Padova as core partners of the FeedNetBack European project.