DISTRIBUTED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Since 2011, our company has been developing Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems (CMASs) and swarms of drones, with teams working in the areas of artificial intelligence, simulation platforms and modelling behaviours between entities. In an interconnected world, CMASs are at the forefront of the challenges for the industrial sector.
Recent developments in IT, such as the power of machines and distributed IT, have given fundamental importance to communication and coordination between autonomous entities – such as drones.
On the ground or in the air, these entities are called upon to act in a coordinated manner within the framework of different missions: search and rescue, fire monitoring and prevention, site surveillance, railway transport network and electrical grid monitoring (high-voltage lines, offshore wind turbines), inspection of engineering works and monitoring of nuclear power plants and "Seveso"-designated zones.
By harnessing its competencies in simulation, artificial intelligence and embedded software, Sogeti High Tech is developing models and prototypes capable of individual and collective autonomy in their actions in a swarm.
Fields of science involved
- Artificial intelligence for agent decision-taking
- Distributed artificial intelligence for distribution of execution
- Distributed systems for interactions
- Software engineering for the "agent" approach and development of increasingly autonomous software components
- Communicating objects
- Robotics and automation
Autonomous and coordinated field agents
- Fabrice RobertInnovation Manager
+33 (0)5 34 46 92 64
Fabrice RobertInnovation Manager
+33 (0)5 34 46 92 64
After earning his post-graduate degree in computer science at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, Fabrice started his career at a start-up. In 2001, he joined Transiciel, which later became Sogeti High Tech, and supported his clients in Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) in the aeronautics sector.
He first led teams as an architect, then as a project manager, before finally growing into cross-disciplinary positions. His interest in operational excellence prompted his involvement as an agility trainer and coach for various industrial firms.
Since 2010, he has held the position of innovation manager at Sogeti High Tech in Toulouse. He manages the R&D department there, which is essentially dedicated to smart systems (hardware and software), augmented reality, large data volumes and simulation.
In September 2012, he was appointed Vice President of the "Robotics place" research grouping in France's Midi-Pyrénées region, in charge of the training and innovation committee.
"The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours." Thomas Edison