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July 06 2020

Life is gradually returning to normal on campus

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France began easing its Covid-19 restrictions almost two months ago. As we move into summer, life on the MINATEC campus is gradually returning to normal. Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma students will not return to campus until at least September. The school’s faculty and staff are back, however, but with a maximum of 40% of a […] >>

July 06 2020

Haptic interfaces: Wafer-level manufacturing just around the corner

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Touch interfaces can now effectively simulate the feel of sand, fabric, or a control panel button, an advance made possible by placing ceramic piezoelectric switches on a screen and making them vibrate at several dozen kHz. However, the switches must be bonded to the screen manually, which augments production costs. Leti has found a solution in […] >>

July 06 2020

Interview: Anne Vilcot, Dean, Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma Engineering School

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How well did Phelma navigate the shift to 100% online learning? It was hard to get things going. Our faculty had to reorganize their entire course loads on very short notice. The videoconferencing tools we had couldn’t handle the capacity: We only had ten Zoom licenses at the time. But everyone rolled up their sleeves […] >>

July 06 2020

FMNT: Catherine Lo Cicero wins CNRS Crystal Medal

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Catherine Lo Cicero, who has been FMNT’s Chief Financial Officer since 2018, will receive one of 23 Crystal Medals to be handed out in 2020 at a ceremony in the fall. The Crystal Medals are awarded to research support staff members whose creativity, technical expertise, and sense of innovation contribute to the excellence of research in […] >>

July 06 2020

Leti Innovation Days 2020: the fall’s top innovation event

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Leti Innovation Days, traditionally held in June in Grenoble, was postponed to October 12 to 16 this year. This year’s event will showcase technologies that connect humans to their physical environment. Attendees will discover the building blocks of the next generations of sensors, haptic interfaces, audio and image/video systems, and, of course, artificial intelligence embedded […] >>
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