Robotics and InteractionS - RIS

Head: Simon LACROIX
PhD student representative: Emile SIBOULET


A new version of the RIS site will be available in March

The collection of RIS robots (2014)

The "Robotics and InteractionS" team develops a research project on autonomous mobile machines that integrate perception, reasoning, learning, action and reaction capabilities. The challenge is on their capacity to act rationally in dynamic environments to achieve a large variety of tasks.

Our approach proceeds from the need to consider the robot as a whole regardless of frontiers between disciplines. The interactions induced by robots are varied, and constitute our main interests:

  • the interactions that grounds any autonomous robot: the interactions with the environment
  • the interactions between the various component of a robot, integrated within a control architecture that gathers functional and cognitive processes
  • the interactions within teams of cooperating robots
  • the interactions with humans, be they remote or physically present in the robot environement
  • the interactions with existing information systems, and more generally in intelligent environments
  • finally the interactions with other disciplines that can be studied using robotics methods, and in particular molecular interactions

RIS research activities are conducted along two complementary perspectives:

  • A fundamental perspective where we develop models and algorithms for decisional problems. This concerns control architectures, task planning, learning, and geometric motion and manipulation planning for highly complex systems.
  • A contextual perspective where we investigate three concrete subjects:
    • Cooperative multi-robot systems
    • The cognitive and interactive robot
    • Molecular motion problems