2019-01655 - Short & medium range Localisation and Communication with vulnerable Road Users
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Type de contrat : CDD ou Mobilité IT

Contrat renouvelable : Oui

Niveau de diplôme exigé : Bac + 5 ou équivalent

Fonction : Ingénieur scientifique contractuel

A propos du centre ou de la direction fonctionnelle

Inria, the French national research institute for the digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximise its impact.
It employs 2,400 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally with academic partners, involve more than 3,000 scientists in meeting the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines.
Inria works with many companies and has assisted in the creation of over 160 startups.
It strives to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.

Contexte et atouts du poste

The E4SE team of Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique  is studying local interactions between smart objects to serve the needs of frugal and/or pervasive applications.

With two SMEs from Brittany, the team is involved in a collaborative project founded by Region Bretagne and aiming at developing innovative communication and localisation solutions for workers evolving around heavy equipment

The team is looking for a research engineer to tackle this project.



Mission confiée

The project aims at developing communication and localisation solutions for workers evolving around heavy equipment (road vehicles, construction machines, agricultural tractors, etc) in order to warn the workers and vehicle drivers about impending dangers. The goal is to design and implement prototypes and to demonstrate them in two scenarii: road works and construction works.

One of the partner companies is an expert of radio communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The second one is specialised in high precision indoor and outdoor localisation of mobile devices.

E4SE team contribution will mainly focus on the state of the art of short range radio communication technologies and architecture, in particular for P2P device cooperation. Our goal is to take benefit of this project to develop “frugal” techniques to localise and communicate with smart personal devices (smartphones, smart wristband / smart watches, etc) in the near environment of vehicles. We intend to develop localisation techniques and associated algorithms, to locate devices thanks to a network of cheap standards communication interfaces (like Bluetooth).



Principales activités

  • In collaboration with the project partners: Definition of the solutions and the demonstration use cases (localisation and communication scenarii)
  • Software Design and Development:
    • Application (algorithm) for fusion of inaccurate data from several sources
    • Low Layer interface with hardware drivers under Linux and/or sensors/embedded boards (Arduino, ESP, …)
    • Integration of standard technologies (Wifi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Lab and field test trial



  • OS:  Linux (Android would be nice as well)
  • Wifi, Bluetooth (BLE and bluetooth 5 if possible)
  • Target: tbd (RaspberyPi, ESP32, Arduino…)



  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs


Monthly gross salary from 2562 euros according to diploma and experience