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Remote working put to the test during lockdown: what lessons can we learn for remote working in the future?

Recent analyses from the French Statistical Office for Labour and Employment (DARES) [1] are a reminder of the low rate of remote working in France. In 2017, only 3% of employees worked remotely at least one day a week, where this is understood as a form of work organisation that: requires the use of digital […]


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The use of social robots in mental health: what ethical issues?

As well as helping to navigate the ethical issues of social robotics, mental health is one of the few fields in which this technology has actually been deployed, with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and Alzheimer’s disease considered the most widespread and most promising use cases [2], in the same logic of resorting to artificial sociability […]


Research blog / Internet of things

The future of smart buildings with Thing’in

The management of complex systems such as buildings requires going beyond connected object-centric approaches based on the Internet platforms of today's Objects.


Research blog / Internet of things

How to collect feedback about things and explore a graph-based quality management – aka “Let’s make the world great again”

The Feedchain not only processes the information contained in the feedback, but also supports purchasing decisions based on the feedback previously collected.


Research blog / 5G

5G and connected vehicles: communication and cooperation

Since 2016, Orange research on connected mobility based on cellular networks has focussed on two research projects: Towards5G then 5GCAR.


Research blog / Innovation

“Transition techs”, a new kind of commitment

“Transition techs” are startups that want to help individuals engage in sustainable behaviour using digital technologies.


Research blog / Data

Taking control of our data

The work of researcher-designers Rose Dumesny and Catherine Ramus looks at ways of making our heterogeneous data set perceptible.


Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

The meaning beyond words: searching for similar questions in forums

How to improve the pertinence of search engine results? The answer from Orange’s researchers, winners of an international challenge on semantic analysis.


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Blockchain for consent management: improved privacy and user control

Concerns about consent management With the deployment of more and more eHealth solutions, a critical point is for patients to be able to grant authorized persons a selected, partial or total access to their personal data. This is called consent management and is a key point for e-health. In other domains like agriculture, the need […]


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Understanding behavior to promote adoption of sustainable practices

Expressing a universal environmental imperative that encourages every individual to consider the environmental effects of their actions is a recent phenomenon. It stems from the 1972 Meadows report [1], which underlines the finite nature of the planetary resources used for economic activity. The best known formulation is probably that of philosopher Hans Jonas from 1979 [2]: “Act […]


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Usage challenges of Voice-activated “intelligent” home assistants

Recent advances in automatic speech processing – notably through the improvement of some deep automatic learning techniques [1], made possible by the availability of increasing volumes of “training” data and larger computing resources – have led to the development of a new generation of “intelligent” voice assistants (IVA). Promotional discourse on IVA (personal as Siri […]


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Putting Augmented Reality to the test with museum visitors

This ergonomic research examines these questions using the results of collaborative research conducted in partnership with museums (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Louvre Lens, Musée d’Orsay). To lead this investigation, there is an important distinction between the visitor’s emotional relationship with the exhibits and his/her analytical relationship with them. The emotional relationship involves the visitor […]