Joint labs

> ROB4FAM - 2019

 > BIOSOFT - 2014





ROB4FAM is a joint laboratory with Airbus, created in 2019 and which purpose is to develop robotic technologies adapted to aeronautical production. One of the scientific challenges of Rob4Fam, Robots For the Future of Aircraft Manufacturing, is to provide robots with a reactivity capability. It means to ensure that they are able to detect a change in their work environment and make a decision in real time to adapt to it. For example, a "reactive" robot will have to stop as soon as it perceives the intervention of a human operator, then resume its task taking into account the modifications made.

Rob4Fam is also working on a project to develop technologies that can be adapted to different generations of robots.




LAAS-CNRS and Innopsys created the joint laboratory BIOSOFT in the early 2014.

BIOSOFT concerns the development of flexible technological processes directly applicable to the industrial production of biosensing systems.

Its is aimed to schedule a structured technological innovation to study, validate and transfer in the field of laboratory diagnosis using microarray devices or biosensors produced at low cost by soft lithography. Technological processes revolve around molecular buffering biomolecules and capillary assembly, two methods developed since 2004 in the laboratory as well as in society through an active partnership (Region and ANR projects, theses Cifre).

The relevant markets are those of instrumentation for scientific laboratories and medical diagnosis. An experimental room in the LAAS-CNRS is dedicated to the project. It includes instruments and prototypes provided by Innopsys as well as lab equipment for characterization and "benchmarking" of the new studied products. BIOSOFT will achieve the technological innovations started in 2013, perform industrial transfer and allow valuing by society.



AIRSYS Cooperation Agreement

The Airsys partnership -Architecture and Systems Engineering in the field of systems for aviation- is a cooperation agreement between the LAAS-CNRS, the Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) and Airbus.

Airsys covers aircraft systems, airborne and ground, whether in flight systems, maintenance, onboard power supply, communication and information management. The roadmap for the coming years has four priority areas:

  •      the avionics platform;
  •      flight control;
  •      systems engineering;
  •      the concepts of reliability, availability and diagnosis.

Workshops allow forward thinking, project definition and planning of theses. Airsys represents an annual volume of business about a hundred FTE (full time equivalent), divided into forty projects.