Scientific news

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014
Rosetta and Philae © ESA As part of the Mission Rosetta, the lander Philae will try to land on the comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko during the afternoon of wednesday November 12th. The french space museum "La Cité de l'espace" will broadcast the event in the presence of our ROC team, which participated in the mission on behalf of the CNES by creating a scheduling software to optimize the planning of experiments. © ESA
Wednesday, 8 October, 2014
The MOMA (Modeling integrated nano structured energetic Materials) PUF project, based on a partnership between University of Texas at Dallas and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, has led to significant discoveries relating to the modelling of energetic materials, ATLab, a new international lab focusing on nanotechnology, and gathered a team of 16 French and American faculty members and 26 students. The project was coordinated by Dr. Alain Estève, researcher at the N2IS Team of LAAS-CNRS, and by Dr. Yves Chabal, who is Professor of Materials Science, director of the Laboratory for Surface and Nanostructure Modification (LSNM) and Head of the department of Material Sciences and Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Friday, 19 September, 2014
Severin Lemaignan, PhD (RIS team) under the supervision of Rachid Alami, was awarded of the 2012 Best thesis prize by the GDR Robotics for his thesis entitled "Grounding the Interaction: Knowledge Representation for Interactive Robots" (LAAS-CNRS, IAS TUM, Munich)
Thursday, 16 October, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 17:00
Intervenante: Xiaoyun Zhu is a Staff Engineer in the VMware Cloud Resource Management Group, focusing on developing automated resource and performance management solutions for virtualized datacenters and applications. Her general interests are in applying optimization, algorithms, statistical learning and control theory to IT systems management and automation. Prior to VMware, she was a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs for eight years. Techniques and algorithms she developed had been incorporated into HP’s management products including HP Global Workload Manager and HP Integrity Essentials Capacity Advisor. She has co-authored over 50 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings with over 3000 citations, and holds 20 patents. She has been a program committee member for IM, NOMS, CNSM, CCGrid, Middleware, ICDCS, MASCOTS, and SIGMETRICS. She was the program co-chair for ICAC 2013 and is the general chair for ICAC 2014, co-located with the Usenix Federated Conference Week. Xiao! yun received her dual B.S. in Automation and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.
Friday, 19 September, 2014
LAAS-CNRS, through RIS Team, is one of the 8 international partners of the ARCAS project (Aerial robotics cooperative assembly system) which proposes the development and experimental validation of the first cooperative free-flying robot system for assembly and structure construction. Read more about ARCAS on CORDIS, Neelie KROES's website, and Euronews.
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Dimitri Peaucelle (à gauche), président du comité d'organisation IFAC 2017 On 29 August, at the end of the 19th World Congress of the automatic, France took over the presidency of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for 3 years. Toulouse will host the 20th World Congress of IFAC in 2017, with the support of the entire scientific community. LAAS-CNRS is heavily involved in managing the event, Dimitri Peaucelle (MAC team) being the chairman of the organizing committee.
Monday, 1 September, 2014
The Energie and Embedded Systems team (ESE) and the electronics workshop of LAAS-CNRS, institut Carnot, have designed and configured the electronic part of a system recovery and power management in extreme conditions installed in A321 flight tests. This system has powered a network of aerodynamic pressure sensors and a wireless transmission system.
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 11:30 to 16:00
Discuss with open-source experts True "window" of a product, the GUI is a key differentiator for manufacturers. Developing a GUI is structuring the development of a product, and it involves a number of questions for the industry.
Thursday, 19 June, 2014 - 08:30 to 10:30
Zoya Popovic This talk will present an overview of the activities in the microwave group at the University of Colorado.