Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
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

Regional Initiatives


The main objective of Woobot is to propose a methodology for designing and controlling a collaborative robotic system to assist and secure an operator's actions. The system must preserve the health and sensory expertise of the operator while guaranteeing his or her mobility. Motivated by a pilot case from carpentry, the determination of the behavior of the collaborative robot will be based on a human-centered approach and based on a precise ergonomic analysis of the task and the biomechanical performances and needs of the operator. Two scientific issues are important: the choice of the system architecture (type of collaborative robot, number of degrees of freedom, level of redundancy with respect to the task, type of interaction of the collaborative robot with the task and/or the human...), and the behavior of the collaborative robot that must be implemented in the control. To answer these questions, it is then necessary to consider in the same formalism the human and task constraints from the point of view of:

Other partners: RĂ©gion Nouvelle-Aquitaine, BTP CFA Blanquefort (, Aerospline (


The global objective of this project is to develop a semi-autonomous carrier dedicated to the transport of heavy structures in industrial factories. The Auctus team has been assigned the role of task analysis and human systems interactions analysis in order to determine the best interface, to improve ergonomics, to reduce risks and to account for acceptability. A postdoctoral student, Charles Fage, has been recruited for the first year of the study.

A 2-years contract (2019-2021) has been signed with AKKA Technologies as part of a consortium, which included two other companies, IIDRE and Ez-Wheel, and another research team from IMS laboratory.