RIS Team

The "Robotics and InteractionS" (RIS) group conducts research on the autonomy of machines that integrate perception, reasoning, communication, learning, action and reaction capabilities.

RIS efforts are essentially oriented toward decisional, algorithmic and architectural issues for robot and multi-robot systems. Our approach proceeds from the need to consider the robot as a whole regardless of frontiers between disciplines. Perception and action abilities are studied in synergy with the other groups in the "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" Area.

RIS research activities are conducted along two complementary perspectives:

A fundamental perspective where we develop models and algorithms for decisional problems. This concerns symbolic task planning and learning as well as geometric motion and manipulation planning for highly complex systems.

A contextual perspective where we investigate three concrete subjects as challenging contexts for the methods we study and also as sources of new scientific questions raised by confronting the available methods and tools to realistic and ambitious application domains.

The three subjects are:

1. Cooperative multi-robot systems and more particularly the aerial-ground context involving several heterogeneous networked robots to achieve environment perception-based missions.

2.  The cognitive and interactive robot and more particularly the autonomous mobile robot assistant that has to achieve manipulation tasks in cooperation with humans.

3.  Molecular motion problems using robotic algorithms to explore new computational routes for structural bioinformatics.

More details here:

Architectures for Autonomous Robots

Learning

Temporal Planning and Execution Control

Algorithmic motion planning

Cooperative multi-robot systems

The cognitive and interactive robot: toward a robot companion

Motion for structural bioinformatics