Scientific projects aim to obtain funds to either recruit students, to design or improve experimental testbeds, as well as to help some scientific cooperation. The different projects in which I have been involved are listed below, specifying my role and the obtained funding. Let us notice that all of these projects have been subject to a process with a deep scientific reviews.

Current Projets

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Old projects

European Union (EU) and National Funding (ANR1) Projects

  • NANOMA: Nano-Actuators and Nano-Sensors for Medical Applications

    Date
    06/2008 – 10/2011
    Funding
    3.3M€, supported by the European Commission
    Summary
    The NANOMA project is an European project funded under FP7 ICT 2007.3.6, Micro/nanosystems, coordinated by Professor Antoine Ferreira, University of Orléans, PRISME Laboratory. The NANOMA project aims at proposing novel controlled nanorobotic delivery systems which will be designed to improve the administration of drugs in the treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer.
    Role
    co-responsible of the workpackage WP4: “Object Tracking, Planning and Control in MRI.
  • PROSIT: Robotic Platform for an Interactive Tele-echographic Systems

    Date
    01/2009 – 09/2012
    Funding
    230k€, supported by French national funding (ANR)
    Summary
    The PROSIT project is an ANR Contint program (2008) project, coordinated by Professor Pierre Vieyres, University of Orléans, PRISME Laboratory.
    The goal is to develop an interactive and complex master-slave robotic platform for a medical diagnosis application (i.e., tele-echography) based on a well-defined modular control architecture.
    Role
    co-responsible of the workpackage WP5: “Visual Servoing”.
  • PROTEUS: Robotic Platform to facilitate transfer between industries

    Date
    12/2009 – 12/2013
    Funding
    2.1M€, supported by French national funding (ANR)
    Summary
    The PROTEUS project is an ANR ARPEGE program (2009) project.
    This project motivation was to help organizing interactions between academic and industrial partners of the french robotic community by providing suitable tools and models. Especially, one goal is to create a portal for the French robotic community as embodied by the GDR Robotique and its affiliated industrial partners, in order to facilitate transfer of knowledge and problems among this community. To achieve the PROTEUS project 12 partners have been involved.
    Role
    co-responsible of the workpackage: “Young Challenge”.
  • PIANHO: Innovative Haptic Instrumental platform for 3D Nano-manipulation

    Date
    03/2010 – 03/2014
    Funding
    761k€, supported by French national funding (ANR)
    Summary
    The PIANHO project is an ANR P3N (2009) project.
    The motivation of this project is to create a nanomanipulation platform capable of pick, hold and place nano-objects in the synchrotron radiation beam of the ESRF (Grenoble, France) via customizable tool-object interaction.
    Role
    co-responsible of the workpackage: “Control of a Two-Fingered AFM-based Nano-manipulation System”.

Local Project (LP)

  • Nano-IRM:  

    Date
    09/2009 – 08/2012
    Funding
    110k€, supported by Région Centre Val de Loire, the Cher (18) departmental councils and the agglomeration comity of Bourges.
    Summary
    Supervision and Control of an Improved Platform for Targeted Administration of Therapeutic Nanorobots. This project supports the above project NANOMA, by providing the funding for the PhD thesis of Karim Belharet.
    Role
    co-supervision of the PhD thesis of Karim Belharet.
  • MicroRob:

    Date
    10/2013 – 09/2016
    Funding
    110k€, supported by Région Centre Val de Loire and the agglomeration comity of Bourges.
    Summary
    Modeling and control of magnetic microcarrier for targeted cancer therapy.
    Role
    co-supervision of the PhD thesis of Lyes Mellal.
  • US-Probe: High Definition Echograph

    Date
    03/2017 – 03/2018
    Funding
    50k€, supported by Région Centre Val de Loire
    Summary
    Design of novel microrobotic platform with ultrasound probe vision.
    Role
    Principal Investigator (PI).
  1. From French “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” (ANR), which is the French National Agency for Research. http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr