Partnerships: transforming your ideas into new products

 We develop sustainable research partnerships with innovative industrial groups and SMEs to:

 Enable companies to :

♦ have access to laboratory research results and leading edge technology

♦ develop their R&D projects with a technological advantage

♦ create new innovative products and services for a competitive market edge

♦ be affiliated with joint research projects

 Enable LIRMM research teams to

♦ conduct research in applied areas

♦ share their skills and expertise with businesses

Technology transfer

 LIRMM research teams develop prototypes in scientific collaborations with academic and industrial partners.

They support the development and ongoing improvement of technological tools to elaborate innovative products and services.

Our successes


RIDER – French-funded project

Research for IT driven energy efficiency

ICON – FP7 project

Constraint programming

Phyl-ARIANE –French-funded project

Phylogenomics: integrated algorithms and visualizations for analyzing the evolution of life


COMANOID-Multi-Contact Collaborative Humanoids in Aircraft Manufacturing (H2020)

  • To investigate the deployment of humanoid robots solutions in Airbus assembly operations that are laborious and inaccessible for wheeled platforms. 
  • To achieve Human-robot safe and operationally efficient collaboration
Technology concept description
  • Explore multi-contact planning and control to increase robot balance and stability. 
  • Use of advanced visual-haptic servoing for perception and localization 
  • Creation of closed-kinematic chains in order to increase operational forces

Coordinator : CNRS
Contact : A. Kheddar -

VERSATILE -Innovative robotic applications for highly reconfigurable production lines (H2020)

VERSATILE will apply dual arm robots in executing complex tasks that are traditionally assigned to humans due to their manipulation requirements. By providing the tools to quickly setup, program and operate innovative robotic systems the end user will have robotic cells flexible enough to automatically adapt to the high number of products variants.

In this context the project will focus on advancing the TRL level of the latest developments in the areas of:

  • Perception for Operation in semi-structured environment.
  • Easy Programming framework to improve the re-configurability/ programmability of the robotic systems
  • Mobile dual-arm robotics manipulation capabilities
  • Open frameworks for the ‘Plug and Produce’ based coordination of these resources

Contact : Andrea Cherubini :


The HEPHAESTUS project explores the innovative use of robots and autonomous systems in construction

Over the project lifetime it shall produce fundamental technical validation outside the lab, and deliver significant results such as:

  • a prototype cable robot, designed to build, repair and maintain a building façade;
  • a prototype building and curtain wall system, suitable for robot assembly; and
  • a business plan for widespread commercial adoption.

Contact : Marc Gouttefarde -


TOETS – European project (EUREKA-CATRENE programme)

Testing circuits and integrated nanoelectronic systems

MODERN – European project (ENIAC Program)

Modeling and designing reliable circuits and systems tolerant to process variations

 CALISSON – French-funded project

Caracterization, modeling and security specifications for integrated prototype circuits

Last update on 10/01/2019