Help manufacturers produce with more agility, reactivity, performance and quality
List, a CEA Tech institute, masters the technologies that support the industry to produce in a more effective and sustainable way. Our institute relies on a scientific expertise that is unique in France considering our close collaboration with most of industrial sectors.
Our research is expanding onto smart manufacturing emerging topics: modelling and simulation, knowledge engineering, data processing, vision, information and communication systems etc.
220 research engineers dedicate their time to the six main domains of activity:
- Collaborative robotics
- Virtual reality
- Augmented reality
- Non destructive testing
- Radioactivity metrology
Find out more about List topics on advanced manufacturing research programme
List institute designs and develops collaborative robots or “cobots” sensitive in terms of efforts, precise and safe that interacts with a human operator: task sharing in a common work space, gesture or heavy weight assistance etc. We also design exoskeletons.
Our researchers rely on their competencies in mechanics, electronics, automatics and computer science. They collaborate with industrial companies from nuclear, off-shore, mining, manufacturing and medical sectors (surgery assistance, minimally invasive surgery).
The increasing use of digital mock-up is a recommended pathway towards costs minimisation, design process optimisation, training and maintenance.
List institute develops interactive simulation software technologies for Virtual Reality (VR) industrial applications. These technologies will allow either to simulate manipulations and interactions with the whole system including rigid, articulated or deformable parts (like cables) directly on the digital mock-up either to validate a scenario including the operator in order to study the work station’s ergonomic...
List institute develops readjustment tools for 3D objects models on video stream for augmented reality applications. These tools exploit a video camera signals in order to localise these objects in real time on a specific scenario. The video signal can be merged with information received from GPS or inertial sensors.
Our researchers rely on their expertise on image treatment, Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), data fusion...
Non destructive testing
List institute research on Non Destructive Testing (NDT) covers major inspection technics: Ultrasounds and guided waves, electromagnetic methods, radiography and tomography. .Our institute is internationally renowned in this field mainly thanks to CIVA software born from NDT department research works. This research works mobilises about 100 researchers on two main topics: modelling and simulation tools and new instrumentation methods and imaging.
The main concerned industrial fields are energy...
List institute develops specific instrumentation for industry: mainly nuclear instrumentation (ionising radiations detection and measurement) but also fibre optics-based instrumentation (remote measurement, extreme conditions environment measurement). This research addresses aeronautics, smart manufacturing, smart materials, energy, defence, civil nuclear power industrial sectors but also illicit materials borders control. The development focuses on innovating sensors development and electronic chains’design and conception for specific treatments until complete prototypes delivery.
List institute can count within its expert laboratories the Henry Becquerel National Laboratory (LNHB), French national laboratory for ionising radiations’ research. This significant role has been officially assigned to LNHB by the French National Laboratory on Testing and Metrology (LNE – Laboratoire National de métrologie et d’Essais) in charge of French metrology steering and monitoring. LNHB is particularly in charge of radioactivity metrology: primary metrology and activity measurement references transfer toward certified laboratories for standardized measurements...