Established in 1967, Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS) is a laboratory of CNRS, the French National Organisation for Scientific Research.
It is associated with three university institutions in Toulouse: UPS, INSA, and INP. LAAS has a permanent staff of over 320, together with (on average) 260 doctorate students. Research at LAAS covers Automatic Control, Computer Science and Engineering, and Microelectronics.
The Robotics Department, the largest in France (25 staff, 50 PhD students and 7 postdocs), is active in research on intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. LAAS is a world leader laboratory in path planning for applied systems, in particular for robots. It was at the origin of the spin‐off Kineo‐CAM which sells complete planning software development kit for robotics and virtual prototyping.
Upon Kineo‐CAM SDK, LAAS has developed HPP, an SDK for complex redundant robot motion planning and control. Many original results have been experimentally validated at LAAS on the several platforms of the laboratory (humanoid robot HRP‐2, mobile dual‐arm manipulator PR2, mobile Kuka LWR robots, etc).