Congratulation

Christian Duriez, director of research and head of the Defrost team is the winner of the Ernest Déchelle Prize awarded by the French Academy of Sciences. CONGRATULATIONS ! More information here.

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SofaWeek 2020 is next week

The SOFA Week is designed to gather the entire SOFA community, to present technological and scientific advances, while fostering the networking within the community. Already two successful editions in 2018 and 2019, get ready for 2020! More information here.

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Congratulation

Official! Eulalie Coevoet was awarded the prize for the best Phd thesis in Robotics in 2019, by the GDR for her work on Optimization-based inverse model of soft robots, with contact handling. CONGRATULATIONS ! Check her work here.

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DEFROST won the Hackatech 2020 challenge!

Octo+ team, Hackatech 2020

The Hackatech is an event organized by inria that aims at kickstarting potential tech startup projects. This year, DEFROST proposed building a wheelchair fitted with a flexible robotic arm based on an existing prototype built in our team. During a 54-hour rush, The team named “Octo+” was formed, composed of…

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New PhD offer

New PhD offer mixing mechanical modeling of soft robots and AI. The applications are open until April 2021. More information here.

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Stiffness Control of Deformable Robots Using Finite Element Modeling

Stiffness Control of Deformable Robots Using Finite Element Modeling M. Koehler, A.M. Okamura and C. Duriez Abstract. Due to the complexity of modeling deformable materials and infinite degrees of freedom, the rich background of rigid robot control has not been transferred to soft robots. Thus, most model-based control techniques developed…

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Contribution paper at MICCAI 2016

Olivier Goury will be present in Athens for the 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing & Computer assisted intervention (MICCAI 2016), October 17th-21st 2016. He will be presenting the paper : Numerical Simulation of Cochlear-Implant Surgery: Towards Patient-Specific Planning. Paper

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