A SELECTION OF JEAN-CLAUDE'S PROJECTS

DEC PDP

1978

My first job: testing electronic integrated circuits on a now vintage Digital Equipment PDP computers (Matra Defense).

LX500

1981

Testing LX500 and LX3000 microcomputers based on Z80, and programming simple games for fun (Logabax).

APPLE II

1982

I decided to built my own Apple II from scratch using a printed circuit DIY board and electronic components (possible at that time and works!).

Z80 EMULATOR

1983

Hacking a TRS-80 microcomputer in order to design a low cost Z80 emulator and other progammed test devices for production (Peritel).

RADIOCOM 200

1983

Programming the embedded realtime OS of the first french mobile phones using Z80 assembler (Matra Communication).

HECATE

1984

Involved in the HECATE realtime machine vision research project at the Perception System Lab under the direction of Bertrand Zavidovique (DGA/ETCA).

REALTIME RULE-BASED SYSTEM

1985

Programming the first prototype of a realtime knowledge-based OS and my first academic publication at 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications (DGA/ETCA).

KOS

1986

Programming the first version of the Knowledge-based Operating System (KOS). This will become latter a commercial realtime multi-expert system shell (Paris-Sud and startup Sodima).

KIM10

1988

Design of the Knowledge-based Integrated Machine (KIM) prototype: a 10Mhz RISC AI processor for realtime applications during my phD (Paris-Sud and startup Sodima).

KIM20

1990

Design of the 20Mhz VLSI version of KIM dedicated to realtime applications of AI. This was also the first french RISC microprocessor. This project won a first prize of research and innovation (Paris-Sud and startup Sodima).

PROMETHEUS

1991

Involved in the Prometheus/Prochip european research project for autonomous vehicles with PSA (Paris-Sud and startup Sodima).

COPILOTE

1991

Design of a multiprocessor hypercube architecture based on KIM20 and KOS for the "Electronic Copilote" research project for fighter aicrafts (Dassault Aviation/DGA and Sodima).

KIM200

1992

Design of a 200Mhz RISC microprocessor architecture based on KIM. This implementation included an "intelligent cache memory" inspired by the Stanford MIPS architecture (LETI/DGA and Sodima).

CLAIRE

1994

Involved in a realtime expert system project for traffic regulation in Paris, London, and other cities (INRETS/CGA and Sodima).

LIFE

1996

Studying complexity at the "edge of chaos" with a generalization of Conway's 2D Cellular Automata. I discover another life-like rule with gliders and capable of universal computation (Lab. of the International Institute of Multimedia - IIM).

PROFILING

1997

An original recommendation system based on a Genetic Algorithm where the selection is made by the user and stored locally instead of being the result of a statistical approach (IIM Lab and ART3000).

LIFEDROP

1999

Implementation of Richard Dawkins's biomorphs as a virtual ecosystem for studying evolution. All biomorphs are agents and interact in a virtual drop of water with simple physics. The evolution of species emerges from the interactions between the agents (IIM Lab).

M31

1999

Studying complexity classes of stellar gravitation dynamics (IIM Lab).

EVA

2002-2004

First implementation of the Evolutionary Virtual Architecture (EVA) with an avatar inspired by one of Ken Perlin's work about emotions (IIM Lab).

PLANT TAMAGOSHI

2006

A plant "tamagoshi" running on a mobile phone using Lindenmayer's L-Systems (IIM Lab and Claude Lattaud at Paris V).

LIFEDROP II

2006

A more advanced 3D implementation of the Lifedrop virtual ecosystem inspired by the works of Karl Sims (IIM Lab).

EVA ORACLE

2007

An animated 3D avatar with a projection on a 3D statue made for an exhibition. The design was inspired by Matrix, Giger, and the Fifth Element Diva character. The Artificial Intelligence of the creature was made using a new version of EVA (IIM Lab).

HOLOGRAM

2007

An animated 3D human-sized avatar projeted on turning cords made for an exhibition. (IIM Lab and Cyril Vachez).

EVA 92

2008

The first implementation of a conversational agent (chatbot) for the Conseil Général of 92 Dpt. The prototype was shown at the Salon des entrepreneurs in Paris (IIM Lab).

ALICIA

2009

A second imlementation of a virtual assistant for the Conseil Général of 92 Dpt. The chatbot was developped using a new EVA version. Its aim was to answer questions about entrepreneurship on the CG92's web site (IIM Lab).

AVATAR EVOLUTION

2009

An interactive Genetic Algorithm for the creation of chatbot avatars (IIM Lab).

FUTURA

2009

Design of various 3D models with students based on the Futura robot in the Metropolis movie from Fritz Lang (IIM Lab).

HYPERSCREEN

2009

A multi-computer system for displaying very high-definition images on multiple HD screens. One of the applications was the implementation of an interactive "giant" Life Cellular Automata (IIM Lab).

STELLAR DYNAMICS

2009

Studying complex stellar dynamics using a hierarchical multi-agent model. This work lead to Jean-Claude Torrel's PhD (IIM Lab).

VIRTUAL GEISHA

2009

An hyper-realistic geisha avatar for display on three Alioscopy 3D screens (IIM Lab).

HAL 9000

2010

A chatbot implementation of 2001's supercomputer for the "Science et Science-fiction" exhibition at Cité des Sciences in Paris (IIM Lab).

MS HOUSE

2011

A schizophrenic multi-personality architecture for conversational agents that fetchs information on the web and uses it in the flow of conversation (IIM Lab).

ANNA

2015

A new connexionist software architecture for designing virtual agent applications: Algorithmic Neural Network Architecture (IIM Lab).

LIVING MONA LISA

2015

Living Mona Lisa is an art installation based on the famous painting from Leonardo da Vinci. Design of the software architecture, 3D avatar, and Artifial Intelligence were done at the lab. The "brain" of the Living Mona Lisa is an Emotion Metabolism implemented usign the ANNA software (IIM Lab, Strate, and Florent Aziosmanoff).

NEFERTITI

2017

Design of three hyper-realistic 3D models based on the famous Nefertiti bust: the bust as it is, the bust as it was, the living Nefertiti (IIM Lab and Julien Dora).