The project that makes embedded systems accessible

Launched in September 2012 and funded by the French program Investissements d’Avenir (i.e. investments for the future), the research and development project, ADN4SE for “Atelier de Développement & Noyau pour Systèmes Embarqués” (i.e. Embedded systems kernel & development workshop) ended in December 2015.


ADN4SE project aims at reducing embedded software design costs by providing software development tools, generic software blocks and demonstrators implementing them.


ADN4SE comes up in the current economic context of a demand for smarter, more autonomous, more communicative and safer products in which the number of functionalities supported by embedded software is growing steadily. To master development times and time-to-market, manufacturers structure their developments around a called generic execution platform strategy, that is to say a real-time kernel coupled with services for complete abstraction of the hardware.


BA Systèmes provided the robotic mobile base (AGV) which made the integration of a cobot (a cobot is a robot working in collaboration with humans), developed by CEA-LIST, possible.


The involved partners

  sherpa  cea 
 Alstom  Cetim kronosafe 
scheinder Safran  



bénéficesADN4SE results for BA Systèmes

  • The technological maturity level of the system combining BA Systèmes’ AGV and the embedded cobot validates closely-related functions of a real industrial use,
  • The industrial perspectives opened by such a system are proven in logistics (picking, operators’ support, etc.),
  • BA Systèmes’ products will benefit from new and more robust software solutions for control and command.


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