Robotics and cobotics

Meet the challenges of production rate and performance in a complex industrial environement

Our research team Contact the team

  • 20

    R&D engineers and technicians

  • 4

    doctoral students

  • 10

    R&D projects

  • 14

    scientific publications in 2021

  • 5

    patents filed in 2021

Our areas of expertise

  • Perception and navigation of mobile robots in industrial environments
  • Design and secure the co-activity between the operator and robot
  • Multi-sensor referenced control: automatic recalibration of robots according to applications, visual servoing
  • Solutions for integrating digital mock-ups into the manufacturing process: from flow simulation to automatic robot programming
  • Parallel robotics with reconfigurable cable connections in industrial environments

Our service and applications

  • Drawing up of specifications and technical requirements
  • Feasibility studies and proof of concept
  • System design and integration
  • Development of prototypes and industrial demonstrators
  • Specific Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) for operators incorporating data from digital models
  • Optimisation of existing systems

Our main equipment All our equipment

  • Cobotics arms

  • Omnidirectional mobile bases

  • Welding robots

  • Sensors and grips

  • 2D and 3D parallel cable robots (from 1 m3 to 50 m3)

More about Robotics at IRT Jules Verne


Robotics is an important driver of competitiveness for manufacturers. Our robotics research team adapts major scientific innovations in a complex industrial environment in order to meet the challenges of production rate and performance.

IRT Jules Verne develops its own technological bricks and integrates the bricks from academic and manufacturing environments. Out team delivers demonstrators tailored to the needs of manufacturers and production support tools that can be quickly deployed in the factory. These specific tools take into account the constraints of robustness, production rates and ergonomics for a flexible and intelligent industry.


Researchers rely on a robotics and cobotics research platform, together with its network of strategic partners (INRIA, CNRS, Europe Technologies, and Clarté, among others). The research team dedicated to robotics consists in 25 engineers and doctors. They work in close collaboration with the metal and composites process teams as well as the simulation and characterisation teams to provide a comprehensive solution for manufacturers.



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Sébastien RUBRECHT

R&T Manager - Robotics & Cobotics

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