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FEMTO-ST Institute

Rue Alain Savary 24
25000 Besançon


  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Laboratory Robots
  • Bio‐Inspired Robots
  • Mechatronics
  • Miniaturised Robots
  • Perception


The FEMTO-ST Institute “Franche-Comté Electronics Mechanics Thermal Science and Optics – Sciences and Technologies”,
is a joint research institution, which is under the quadruple authority of the Université de Franche-Comté (UFC), the Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Microtechniques (ENSMM) and the Université de
Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM).

Today, in FEMTO-ST's scientific departments and general services, we count a total staff of more than 700. The Institute is organized into seven departments, among which the "Automatic control and micromechatronic systems" (AS2M) department which is largely focused on robotics at small scale.