Selected – 2021

Specific Support for Defense Research and Innovation Work - Thematic Call for Projects on Robotics - 2021

The National Research Agency is launching, with the Defense Innovation Agency (AID) as partner, the call for projects ASTRID Robotics. This program is fully funded by AID and is hosted by the ANR, which ensures its implementation.

The ASTRID robotics program seeks to identify potential disruptions related to the fields of Defense, civil research and industry in the field of artificial intelligence. The projects have duration between 18 and 36 months. These projects are part of the AID and the DGA general framework of action aiming to anticipate and control the evolution of the technologies necessary and usable in future Defense and security systems. They may also fall under "basic research" or "industrial research".

This thematic call on robotics is dedicated to research of a dual nature with a low level of technological maturity. The projects fall under one of the three axes detailed in the text of the call for projects:

  • Understanding of the environment and navigation
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Human-systems collaboration and autonomy
Opening : 2021-07-23 at 14:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2021-09-30 at 13:00 CEST

Useful information :

Intellectual property (IP) clauses:

Global technological and industrial competition requires ensuring the dual applications of research results. Therefore, all the agreements for the projects selected in this call will include IP clauses aimed essentially at subjecting to prior authorization from the DGA a sale of intellectual property resulting from the work (or an exclusive concession license) to preserve the feasibility of these applications. More generally, the DGA wishes to promote the development of innovations and makes available to project leaders a network of technical experts with knowledge of the industrial environment.

Technical, scientific, admnistrative and financial questions:

M. Emmanuel Betranhandy Mél: emmanuel.betranhandy(at)

Mme Florence Lasek, Mél : florence.Lasek(at)

Funded projects


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