About Us

Motivations

As a technology transfer center, the CATIE organization has a broad set of skills and strong ties with engineer schools, laboratories and high tech startups. CATIE robotics was created in early 2018, the team aims to explore service robotics from an application-driven perspective and benefits from the multidisciplinary environment it lives in.

One of the team’s goals is to participate in the RoboCup @Home competition. The RoboCup competition is a way to objectively measure progress, expose it to a broad audience and gather an international community.

At a local scope, creating a robotics team is also a way of uniting people from various scientific horizons towards a very pragmatic, tangible goal.

Current state and near future

The ROS based robot TIAGo from PAL Robotics was chosen as the main development platform and was received in August 2018. Currently, the main challenge is to integrate previous developments to obtain robust and autonomous behaviors on the robot.

Promising results have been achieved in the fields of Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) and safe navigation. A working pipeline of speech to text, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and speech synthesis has been successfully tested. State of the art neural networks architectures have been used for face recognition and body pose estimation, they will be integrated on the robot soon.

Two projects have been started on object segmentation and grasping with the students of Bordeaux INP specializing in robotics, it will be their main project for the fall semester.

Events

We participated in Montesilvano's 2018 RoboCup@Home Education challenge and one of us was member of the jury in Montreal's Education challenge. We were present at the 2018 RoboCup to connect with the @Home community and help NAMEC, a sister team in its first RoboCup participation in the SSL league.

We're planning the organization of the same workshop in Bordeaux in early 2019, in association with Jeffrey Tan, Luca Iocchi and Bordeaux INP. We were exhibitors at Cap Sciences' Village des Sciences, that gathered more than 3000 people over the weekend around robotics and the RoboCup competition.

We plan to participate in the European Robotics League (ERL), RoboCup German Open 2019 and hopefully RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

Team

Former Members

Jean-Baptiste
Horel

SLAM

Antoine
Pirrone

Embedded computer vision

Publications

CATIE Robotics @Home 2019 Team Description Paper

by Rémi FABRE, Boris ALBAR, Clément DUSSIEUX, Ludwig JOFFROY, Zhe LI, Clément PINET, Jennifer SIMEON, and Sébastien LOTY

Rhoban Football Club – Team Description Paper Humanoid Kid-Size League, Robocup 2018 Montreal

by J. Allali, R. Fabre, H. Gimbert, L. Gondry, L. Hofer, O. Ly, S. N’Guyen, G. Passault, A. Pirrone, Q. Rouxel

Rhoban football club: Robocup humanoid kid-size 2017 Champion Team Paper. In RoboCup 2017: Robot Soccer World Cup XXI, pp.423-434. 2018.

by Julien Allali, Rémi Fabre, Loic Gondry, Ludovic Hofer, Olivier Ly, Steve N’Guyen, Grégoire Passault, Antoine Pirrone, and Quentin Rouxel.

Rhoban Football Club – Team Description Paper Humanoid Kid-Size League, Robocup 2017 Nagoya

by J. Allali, R. Fabre, H. Gimbert, L. Gondry, L. Hofer, O. Ly, S. N’Guyen, G. Passault, A. Pirrone, Q. Rouxel

Rhoban Football Club: RoboCup Humanoid Kid-Size 2016 Champion Team Paper, pages 491–502. 2017.

by Julien Allali, Louis Deguillaume, Rémi Fabre, Loic Gondry, Ludovic Hofer, Olivier Ly, Steve N’Guyen, Grégoire Passault, Antoine Pirrone, and Quentin Rouxel.

Dynaban, an Open-Source Alternative Firmware for Dynamixel Servo-Motors. In Symposium RoboCup 2016: Robot World Cup XX

by Remi Fabre, Quentin Rouxel, Gregoire Passault, Steve N'Guyen and Olivier Ly:

Rhoban Football Club – Team Description Paper Humanoid KidSize League, Robocup 2016 Leipzig

by R. Fabre, H. Gimbert, L. Gondry, L. Hofer, O. Ly, S. N’Guyen, G. Passault, Q. Rouxel

Contributions


Open-source alternative firmware for Dynamixel servos

Source Github

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