CATIE - 1, avenue du Dr Albert Schweitzer - 33400 TALENCE - FRANCE

WELCOME TO
CATIE ROBOTICS!

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.

Achievements, current state and near future

In early 2018, we chose the ROS based robot TIAGo from PAL Robotics as the main development platform. The robot was received in August 2018 and renamed Epock.
Since then, promising results have been achieved during 3 major robotics competitions: RoboCup @Home German Open 2019 (2nd place), RoboCup @Home Sidney 2019 (3rd place) and SciRoc Challenge (2nd place).

A working pipeline of speech to text, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and speech synthesis has been integrated and succesfully tested in the difficult  environment of RoboCup challenges.

Furthermore, reliable safe navigation and accurate Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) have been reached through the use of open source  libraries.

State of the art neural networks architectures have been used for face recognition and body pose estimation. They have been integrated in the robot and showcased during the same competitions.

Two projects related to object segmentation and grasping have been completed with the 2019 class Bordeaux INP students specializing in robotics as their main semester project. The 2020 class will work on flexible grasping.

After having integrated previous developments to obtain robust and autonomous behaviors on the robot, the next step will be improving overall grasping capabilities and object recognition. We are also redesigning Epock’s head to enhance the interaction with users, particularly in order to make its intentions clearer to laymen.

OUR (DREAM) TEAM

Alexandre Perrot

Computer Vision & AI

Boris Albar

Computer Vision & AI

Clément Dussieux

Natural Language &

computer Vodou

Clément Pinet

Software Integration

Florian Larue

Unit manager

"Human-centric systems"

Jean-Baptiste "JB" Horel

SLAM

Ludwig Joffroy

Natural Language &

Computer Vision

Remi Fabre

Team leader

Sebastien Gamardes

Mechanical Integration

Sebastien Loty

Unit Manager

"Cyber-Physical Systems"

Thierry Arsicaud

Website

Zhe "Aurore" Li

Navigation & SLAM

Christine Jaureguiberry

Communication manager

Former members

Amanda Rambhujun

Communication manager

Antoine Pirrone

trainee in

Embedded computer vision

Edgar Lefevre

Natural Language

EVENTS

2nd place

September 2019 – SciRoc

(Milton Keynes- United-Kingdom)

Competitions

3rd place

July 2019 – RoboCup

(Sydney – Australia)

Exhibitions

2nd place

May 2019 – German Open

(Magdeburg – Germany)

 

MEDIA

CONTRIBUTIONS

Open-source alternative firmware for Dynamixel servos

PUBLICATIONS

CATIE Robotics @Home 2020 Team Description Paper

by Rémi FABRE, Boris ALBAR, Clément DUSSIEUX, Christine JAUREGUIBERRY, Ludwig JOFFROY, Jean-Baptiste HOREL, Zhe LI, Alexandre PERROT, Clément PINET, Stéphane POUYET, Florian LARRUE and Sébastien LOTY

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 Julien ALLALI, Rémi FABRE, Hugo GIMBERT, Loïc GONDRY, Ludovic HOFER, Olivier LY, Steve N’GUYEN, Grégoire PASSAULT, Antoine PIRRONE and Quentin 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, Loïc 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 Julien ALLALI, Rémi FABRE, Hugo GIMBERT, Loïc GONDRY, Ludovic HOFER, Olivier LY, Steve N’GUYEN, Grégoire PASSAULT, Antoine PIRRONE and Quentin ROUXEL

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

by Julien ALLALI, Louis DEGUILLAUME, Rémi FABRE, Loïc 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 Rémi FABRE, Quentin ROUXEL, Grégoire PASSAULT, Steve N’GUYEN and Olivier LY

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

by Rémi FABRE, H. GIMBERT, Loïc GONDRY, Ludovic HOFER, Olivier LY, Steve N’GUYEN, Grégoire PASSAULT and Quentin ROUXEL

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