Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Description of the organization
Established in 1967, Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS) is a laboratory of the French National Organisation for Scientific Research (CNRS), and it is associated with the University of Toulouse. LAAS has a permanent staff of over 320, together with (on average) 260 doctorate students. Research at LAAS covers Automatic Control, Computer Science and Engineering, and Microelectronics. The Robotics department (nearly 100 staff, PhD students and postdocs), is active in a wide spectrum of researches on intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. These researches pertain to systems and devices able to perceive and act in various dynamic environments, and to reason on different tasks and on the means to achieve them autonomously. They are supported by formal developments as well as by experimental researches and validation. The department develops and maintains a wide variety of robotics platforms, within which most of the developments are integrated and evaluated.
The Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes has a world-class reputation in robotics and in particular for human/robot interaction, motion planning, aerial robots and control. To have available world-level robots and experimental means, the LAAS regrouped these resources in the robotic platform that allows to share the expertise and maintain up to date robots and systems. The interactions induced by robots are varied, and constitute the main interest of the Robotic and InteractionS (RIS) team involved in this project, which recently obtained the H2020 EU project MUMMER (ICT). Furthermore the RIS group is a leading group in HRI, aerial robotics and aerial manipulation systems, being involved in the SAPHARI (EU FP7-ICT), ARCAS (EU ICT), AeRoArms (EU ICT) projects.
Role in the AERIAL-CORE project and main tasks
CNRS, will be the leader of WP7 providing strong expertise in aerial robotics and particularly in aerial robotics physical interaction. CNRS will also participate in other work packages exploiting its strong expertise on the design of fully-actuated, morphing, and omnidirectional aerial platforms.