Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


Participants : Adrien Girard, Anatole Lécuyer, Maud Marchal [contact] .

MANDARIN ("MANipulation Dextre hAptique pour opéRations INdustrielles en RV") was a 4-year ANR project (2012-2016). MANDARIN partners were CEA-List (coordinator), Inria/Hybrid, UTC, Haption and Renault. It aimed at designing new hardware and software solutions to achieve natural and intuitive mono and bi-manual dextrous interactions, suitable for virtual environments. The objective of Hybrid in MANDARIN was to design novel multimodal 3D interaction techniques and metaphors allowing to deal with haptic gloves limitations (portability, under-actuation) and to assist the user in virtual reality applications requiring dexterous manipulation. The results were evaluated with a representative industrial application: the bi-manual manipulation of complex rigid objects and cables bundles.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Maud Marchal.

HOMO-TEXTILUS was a 4-year ANR project (2012-2016). Partners of the project were : Inria/Hybrid, CHART, LIP6, TOMORROW LAND, RCP and potential end-user is Hussein Chalayan fashion designer. The objective of HOMO TEXTILUS was to study what could be the next generation of smart and augmented clothes, and their influence and potential impact on behavior and habits of their users. The project was strongly oriented towards human science, with both user studies and sociological studies. The involvement of Hybrid team in the project consisted in studying the design of next-gen prototypes of clothes embedding novel kinds of sensors and actuators. These prototypes were used and tested in various experiments.

FUI Previz

Participants : Bruno Arnaldi [contact] , Valérie Gouranton [contact] .

Previz was a 3-year project (2013-2016) funded by the competitive cluster "Images et Réseaux". Previz involved 4 Academic partners (Hybrid/INSA Rennes, ENS Louis-Lumière, LIRIS, Gipsa-Lab) and 9 Industrial partners (Technicolor, Ubisoft, SolidAnim, loumasystem, Polymorph). Previz aimed at proposing new previsualization tools for movie directors. The goal of Hybrid in Previz was to introduce new interactions between real and virtual actors so that the actor's actions, no matter his/her real or virtual nature, impact both the real and the virtual environment. The project ended up with a new production pipeline in order to automatically adapt and synchronize the visual effects (VFX), in space and time, to the real performance of an actor.

Ilab CertiViBE

Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Tapio Lindgren, Charles Garraud, Jérôme Chabrol.

CertiViBE is a 2-year "Inria Innovation Lab" (2015-2017) funded by Inria for supporting the development of OpenViBE software, and notably its evolution in order to enable and fasten the medical transfer and the medical certification of products based on OpenViBE. This joint lab involves two partners: Hybrid and Mensia Technologies startup company. The project aims at setting up a quality environment, and developping a novel version of the software wich should comply with medical certification rules.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Tapio Lindgren [contact] , Andéol Evain, Lorraine Perronnet, Nataliya Kos'Myna.

BCI-LIFT is a 4-year "Inria Project Lab" initiative (2015-2019) funded by Inria for supporting a national research effort on Brain-Computer Interfaces. This joint lab involves sevearl Inria teams: Hybrid, Potioc, Athena, Neurosys, Mjolnir, Demar; as well as external partners: INSERM-Lyon, and INSA Rouen. This project aims at improving several aspects of Brain-Computer Interfaces : learning and adaptation of BCI systems, user interfaces and feedback, training protocols, etc.