ARMEN Research group - Autonomous Robots and Control of Interactions with the Environment

ARMEN - Autonomie des Robots et Maîtrise des interactions avec l'Environnement


Head: Sébastien BRIOT

Deputy: Philippe MARTINET

Research Field

The ARMEN research group was set up to create original research in the field of autonomous robotics and the control of interactions with the environment. Designing and mastering systems capable of addressing the two facets of the term "environment" (as in the environment in which the robot evolves and in the ecological sense) are two key objectives of the team.

The main challenges are: the gain in precision and speed for a given environment, the gain in autonomy and minimisation of the environmental impact. The objective of the research group is to develop scientific tools and methods to meet these challenges and to prove their effectiveness on demonstrators in real environments.

From its inception, this research group has brought together specialists in mechanics and in automation (control-referenced sensors and perception). The intention is to define new research resulting from this grouping around three themes: design-oriented environments, interaction with the environment, and perception of the environment.

Research topics

  • Control of dynamic systems
  • Evolution in large environments
  • Eco-design of robots
  • Mastering deformable systems
Published on March 19, 2017 Updated on July 17, 2017