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Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes - Unité Mixte de Recherche 6004

CARO Stéphane, bldg. S, room 505
1 rue de la Noë, 44321 cedex 3 Nantes


  • Construction Robots
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Robot Companions for Assisted Living
  • Aerial Robots
  • AI and Cognition in Robotics
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Bio‐Inspired Robots
  • Mechatronics
  • Perception
  • Physical Human Robot Interaction
  • Safety
  • Standardisation
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation


The lab of digital sciences of Nantes (“Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes : LS2N” in French) is a new Joint Research Unit (UMR 6004) created in January 2017, resulting from the grouping of the IRCCyN (UMR 6597 : Communication and Cyber Research Institute), and LINA (UMR 6241 : Computer Science Laboratory).

With a strong scientific talent at the heart of digital sciences, this large laboratory of 450 people participates fully in the digital revolution of our society on the scientific and technical subjects it implements. Research is performed consciously of the societal challenges that this revolution engenders, and remaining curious and openminded to other disciplines.

The complexity of the research objects that we are studying also forces us to adopt a global systemic approach in which computer concerns, automatic control, signal and image processing are interwoven in order to answer the questions asked by open, interactive, communicating and ubiquitous systems. The laboratory is an actor in innovation that values these objects with partners in its environment.

The LS2N is supported by 5 public institutions of Higher Education and Research. It is located in Nantes, France on 5 geographical sites. Its research activity is structured in 5 areas of expertise and 5 cross-cutting themes.