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The PRASYS team – Perception, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The research work of this Lab-STICC team (UMR CNRS 6285) focuses on the development of algorithms for mobile autonomous robots used to perceive the physical environment.

Such systems are based on three pillars: perception, action and the interaction between the two. Any autonomous perception system must be able to simultaneously analyze the data collected in relation to its immediate environment, become familiar with this environment and, depending on what this environment is, autonomously organize the steering and navigational aspects of its mission. This recent issue stems from the field of robotics in which the robot-environment interaction occurs via the sensor, which requires a study of the action-perception mechanisms.

Two main areas of focus have thus been defined: perception and action. Interaction between these two areas of focus is then essential for the system to be autonomous.

  •  Research focus 1: Autonomous action
  •  Research focus 2: Autonomous perception

Perception (research focus 2) is the process by which the system attempts to understand its observations and devise a relevant representation, not only of the environment’s current state, but also of its uncertainty. Using the perception’s results, the system must then reason out the actions (research focus 1) it must implement to achieve its mission goals, according to certain criteria such as efficiency, safety, speed, and energy consumption.

APPLICATIONS

Defense and security, underwater archaeology, harsh environment operations

EXPERTISE

The team comprises researchers with expertise in information processing, robotics and automation. The team provides new mathematical tools, including set theory methods, suitable for managing uncertainties in unstructured environments such as the marine environment.

ENSTA Bretagne is involved in the following research programs
A SHOM RESEARCH CONTRACT

“NAVIDRO” is a 12-month research contract for the development of an AUV precise navigation simulator.

DGA MRIS PROJECT

36-month project for the validation of autonomous drones and drone swarms carried out with Ecole Polytechnique, ISAE and ENSTA ParisTech.

DGA TN PURCHASE ORDER

A 24-month study on the generation of computer-generated sonar images and on the automatic detection and classification of targets using deep-learning techniques.

DGA RAPID PROJECT “CHIMAERA”

24 months with OXXIUS, Thales and IMTA: lasers, net detection and avoidance, underwater communication.

DGA TN BREST RESEARCH CONTRACT

Ident3D (36 months): A study on 3D data processing for mine identification.

contact

Isabelle Quidu
Associate Professor
Head of the PRASYS team, Lab-STICC laboratory (UMR CNRS 6285)
+33 (0)2 98 34 89 21