A carmaker since 1898, we are present in 134 countries and sold nearly 3.9 million vehicles in 2018. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and pursue our strategy of profitable growth, we rely on our international development and the complementary nature of our five brands: Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA.
The Renault Group works with public sector players to learn and dialogue with cities about their vision of the future. Through its position as European leader in electric vehicles and its commitment to continue investing in innovative technologies and services, the Renault Group is contributing to the development of smart cities.Read more.
The Biomim'City Lab is a working and prospective group led by a college of experts aiming to promote and intensify innovative collaborative approaches applying the principles and methodologies of biomimicry, in the service of the reinvention of virtuous, regenerative and resilient cities, inspired and designed by and for living things.
Aryballe combines biochemical sensors, advanced optics, and machine learning in a single objective solution to collect, display and analyze odor data so companies can make better decisions.our digital nose relies on biosensors selected by our R&D team to mimick at best human olfaction. Digital olfaction made by Aryballe is a combination of biotech, nanosciences, IT and cognitive sciences.
Similar to our sense of smell, digital olfaction mimics the process by which our brains identify and differentiate between odors by capturing odor signatures for display and analysis via software solutions.
AEONIUM: A genus of xerophilous plants that is able to adapt to dry conditions. During the cooler, wetter nights, the stomata open to let water into the pores of the plant and close during the day to counteract evapotranspiration.
The project consists of a fog collector built near a typical rural village in Burkina Faso. The installation is a tribute to the tradition of the water carriers as it facilitates the activity while creating a pleasant meeting place.
Using the hygrothermal qualities of the material, the dome is composed of a wooden wall that naturally retracts according to the ambient humidity. Thus, during the night and the rainy season, the envelope opens to reveal a copper mesh capable of capturing water droplets. Conversely, during drier weather, the wooden shell closes to preserve humidity and slow down the evaporation of the pond. The latter, by hosting specific plants, benefits from phyto-purification, a passive water purification system.
AEONIUM is the first prize winner of Biomim'expo 2017.
Artificial intelligence now seems to be the source of all ambitions for human progress.
But it is clear that AI is growing in global society as predictions of climatic and ecological perils become clearer and clearer, painting an increasingly dire picture. Yet it is the same science that forges the power of technology, often for the comfort of all of us, that is now predicting the worst. The knowledge of man accumulated since his singularisation leaves room for the most acute paradox that humanity has ever had to resolve.
The ambition of the BlueLingua project is to reinvent the practices of scientific progress in symbiosis with the environment, in order to get out of this paradox as quickly as possible. The commitment of its co-explorers is based on a scientific and technological triptych transformed into actions in an original way:
The Internet of Biodiversity does not exist because we have simply forgotten to connect the wild animal and plant world to the powerful matrix that is the Web. Let's co-create it!
The man of the 21st century has lost the sense of Nature, of its origins, to the point of sometimes having the arrogance to believe that he can do without it. It is high time to reestablish this syntonic, indispensable and salutary link between man and Nature.
The current discourse on AI and its applications often ignores the original sources of inspiration of this discipline, making people believe in a singular and innovative paradigm. The true history of AI and the understanding of its limits can be found in the scientific approach of biomimetics. It is high time to open the great book of Nature completely... by first opening our ears!
It is enough to see a drone, built by a technologist, on the one hand, and a bat, built by Nature and studied by chiropterologists, on the other, to realise that the pool of scientific questions and the potential for innovations inspired directly by the animal are still immeasurable.
A new scientific and technological humanism therefore stipulates that conserving all biodiversity on our planet is non-negotiable. It is urgent to act collectively again, to practice this new humanism together.
The BLueLingua project brings together citizens, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers, technologists, ecologists, ethologists, neurologists,...to work together, to change the trajectory of humanity and rethink our presence on planet earth in a positive and sustainable way.
Come and meet us at the exhibition to discover and listen to the first technological bricks developed by the BlueLingua co-explorers:
the Navilab-IOB platform, the first IOT platform dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity,
solutions for interpreting the language of animals and transforming one's knowledge/awareness of the animal world,
the first development kits for bio-inspired AI (A for Animal and Acoustics), derived from the most recent etho/neuro-acoustic findings on dolphins and bats,
" It is a sad thing to think that nature speaks and mankind does not listen "Victor Hugo