The G-MASS software platform reproduces smart system and agent behaviours in an interactive 3D environment in order to find the most suitable solutions. This involves simulating adaptive behaviours between different autonomous smart entities. In this way, G-MASS helps model a multi-agent system in a realistic physical environment, where the agents must work together to accomplish a mission.
The G-MASS platform was developed by the High Tech Labs research team with support from the company's in-house experts and those from outside partnerships, in particular within the
Robotics Place consortium based in France's Midi-Pyrénées region.
Benefits of the platform
By analysing the simulations it runs, G-MASS facilitates:
- Design and validation of systems acting collectively
- Innovation and integration of new technologies with fast prototypes for complex systems
- Integration of systems developed by third parties (industrial firms, research labs, etc.)
- Definition of an interactive world, with dynamic component integration
- Immersion in the users' perspective and the sharing of this experience
The platform serves to measure the impact of physical phenomena on a system. It reduces design and validation time and equipment expenditures. G-MASS broadens the spectrum of tests and provides earlier detection of inherent incompatibilities between different technical domains. It enables faster and more reliable user feedback, in order to define the adapted solution.
In the field
The areas of application are numerous: robotics, industry, eHealthcare, urbanisation and "smart cities". Prototypes are currently being used for tasks such as evaluation of noise pollution in urban environments, airport passenger traffic optimisation, sensor positioning simulation for preventative maintenance on structures in aircraft, trains, engineering works, etc.
- 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