CIFRE PhD thesis with ECA Group

Title: Automatic analysis of the marine environment by use of a high resolution sonar carried by an autonomous underwater vehicle

Published 2/18/2020

Keywords : sonar, seabed, classification, AI, machine learning, autonomous systems

Detailed subject in the downlable pdf.

Laboratories: Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 6285 (ENSTA Bretagne) et ICD (université de technologie de Troyes)

Company : ECA Group

To apply: Hold an engineering degree or a national master degree or another degree conferring master's degree or an equivalent foreign degree. Have European citizenship.

Applicants should supply the following :

  •          a detailed resume
  •          a covering letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for the position
  •          detailed exam results
  •          one or two references : the name and contact details of one or two people who could be contacted to provide an appreciation of the candidate.

To be sent to : and

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Download : [pdf] proposition_de_sujet_de_these_eca_2020_en_contrat_cifre.pdf (631.98 ko)

1.5 year post-doctoral position in the domain of assistive robotics and smart home environments

A 1.5 year post-doctoral position is immediately available in the domain of assistive robotics and smart home environments, in the context of project HERON

Published 2/13/2020


Project HERON (Habitat intelligent Et RObotique d'assistance basés sur le jumeau Numérique) is part of the bilateral research program ''Chaire Maintien à Domicile (M@D)'', jointly directed by the Foundations of ENSIBS and of IMT Atlantique with a strong collaboration of the Kerpape rehabilitation centre. Its goal consists in conceiving and testing systems using new technologies allowing frail or disabled people to palliate the loss of personal autonomy and in turn, prolong their potential for continual living in their homes. Our society is increasingly confronted with this challenge as a result of its demographic change, induced by increasing ageing and birth rate decline.


In this context, the team IHSEV/RAMBO of IMT Atlantique collaborates with team MOCS of ENSIBS to develop novel assistive services, offered by service robots that operate within smart spaces/environments. The project HERON aims to develop a cyber-physical model of a system consisting of (i) the human user, (ii) the intelligent habitat and (iii) the assistive robots, on the basis of the notion of ''Digital Twin'' (DT) for each of these constituents. Establishing this dual relation between the real world and its replicas in the form of DTs will serve as reference point, on the basis of which different assistance services could be developed, allowing to monitor, diagnose and forecast the behavior of the entire system.

Inspired by the exploitation of DTs in the domain of Industry of the Future and Internet-of-Things, the project HERON extends this perspective in the domain of personal assistance.

Panagiotis PAPADAKIS & Christophe LOHR
IMT Atlantique, Brest


To apply to this position, send an email to


Full details related to the project, candidate's profile and application procedure are available at this url
Download : [pdf] heron_post-doc-announcement.pdf (321.67 ko)
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