Section: Other Grants and Activities
Safe_NECS is an « Action de Recherche Amont - Sécurité, Systèmes embarqués et Intelligence Ambiante » funded for three years by the ANR and started in January 2006 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 Lag and Pop Art (Grenoble).
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
Collaborations with the Sardes project-team have been initiated along two axis. The modelling 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.
The SED service at Inria -Rhône-Alpes is maintaining Orccad and provides support for experiments within the Safe_NECS project.
C. Canudas-de-Wit and D. Simon participated at the Inria robotics meeting organised in september in Autrans.