Neural Concept https://neuralconcept.com 3D Deep Learning Software for Enhanced Engineering Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:17:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 NeuralSampler: Euclidean Point Cloud Auto-Encoder and Sampler https://neuralconcept.com/research/neuralsampler-euclidean-point-cloud-auto-encoder-and-sampler/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:41:55 +0000 https://neuralconcept.com/?p=1328 We propose an auto-encoder architecture that can both encode and decode clouds of arbitrary size and demonstrate its effectiveness at upsampling sparse point clouds. Interestingly, we can do so using less than half as many parameters as state-of-the-art architectures while still delivering better performance. You can download the full publication here.

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We propose an auto-encoder architecture that can both encode and decode clouds of arbitrary size and demonstrate its effectiveness at upsampling sparse point clouds. Interestingly, we can do so using less than half as many parameters as state-of-the-art architectures while still delivering better performance.

You can download the full publication here.

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SP80 will be using Neural Concept Shape https://neuralconcept.com/news/sp80-will-be-using-neural-concept-shape/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:15:31 +0000 https://neuralconcept.com/?p=1259 Early September 2019, the ultra aerodynamic bike we helped designing broke two world records of speed. It is with the same objective in mind that we are pleased to announce our collaboration with SP80 : https://sp80.ch/. This team composed of EPFL Alumni and students are working to build the world’s fastest sailboat. They aim at […]

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Early September 2019, the ultra aerodynamic bike we helped designing broke two world records of speed. It is with the same objective in mind that we are pleased to announce our collaboration with SP80 : https://sp80.ch/.

This team composed of EPFL Alumni and students are working to build the world’s fastest sailboat. They aim at reaching the speed at 80 knots, with the sole power of a kite. To be able to reach such speed, aero and hydrodynamic optimization is mandatory. Moreover, the team needs to model quite complex physical phenomenon such as super cavitation, with numerical simulations that can take a lot of time (hours to days). Using Neural Concept Shape, they will be able to reduce this computation time to milliseconds, allowing them to further optimize the design of their sailboat and ultimately gain these precious knots to break the world record.

Stay tuned for further updates on our collaboration !

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Neural Concept is in Vancouver for NeurIPS 2019 https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-is-in-vancouver-for-neurips-2019/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:50:19 +0000 https://neuralconcept.com/?p=1246 Neural Concept is in Vancouver, Canada! Our CEO, Pierre Baqué, will join forces with Airbus engineers to demonstrate applications of Real Time CFD simulations with 3D Mesh Convolutional Networks. If you are there, feel free to reach out to us!

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Neural Concept is in Vancouver, Canada! Our CEO, Pierre Baqué, will join forces with Airbus engineers to demonstrate applications of Real Time CFD simulations with 3D Mesh Convolutional Networks. If you are there, feel free to reach out to us!

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Neural Concept will be at the NAFEMS Conference https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-3d-deep-learning-for-cae-shape-optimization/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:00:57 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=234 NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit company, with the mission to provide knowledge, international collaboration and educational opportunities for the use and validation of engineering simulation. NAFEMS is widely held to be the leading independent source of information and training for engineering analysts and designers at all levels. On the 15th and 16th of October, will […]

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NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit company, with the mission to provide knowledge, international collaboration and educational opportunities for the use and validation of engineering simulation. NAFEMS is widely held to be the leading independent source of information and training for engineering analysts and designers at all levels. On the 15th and 16th of October, will take place the NAFEMS European Conference: Simulation-Based Optimisation in London.

Neural Concept has been invited to hold a presentation there on the 15th of October. Pierre Baqué, our CEO, will speak about 3D Deep-learning Based Surrogate Modeling and Optimisation, its applications and advantages in today’s industrial world. It will be followed by a Q&A session, so do not hesitate to come and discuss with us about the current and upcoming challenges in simulation !

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Congratulations François! https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-francois-fleuret-news-machine-learning-3d-simulation/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:00:59 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=229 Member of our board, Dr. François Fleuret, currently Senior Scientist at Idiap and head of the machine learning group, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). Congratulations François for this achievement! https://actu.epfl.ch/news/nominations-of-epfl-professors-132/

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François Fleuret, neural concept advisors. Machine learning 3D simulation and shape optimization.
Dr. François Fleuret

Member of our board, Dr. François Fleuret, currently Senior Scientist at Idiap and head of the machine learning group, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). Congratulations François for this achievement!

https://actu.epfl.ch/news/nominations-of-epfl-professors-132/

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2 world records broken thanks in part to our cutting edge technology https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-3d-deep-learning-softaware-for-cae-news-shape-optimization-acoustics-simulation/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:00:05 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=223 More than one year ago, we started to collaborate with the IUT Annecy to compete for The World Human Powered Speed Challenge. This is a competition involving bicycles designed by teams of university students, and the goal is, of course, to be the fastest. During the Challenge, the pilot will have to ride down a […]

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More than one year ago, we started to collaborate with the IUT Annecy to compete for The World Human Powered Speed Challenge. This is a competition involving bicycles designed by teams of university students, and the goal is, of course, to be the fastest. During the Challenge, the pilot will have to ride down a 200-meter stretch of straight, flat road as fast as possible, after a run-up of 8 km in the Nevada desert.

Start of the race, it is crucial to give the pilots the best launch possible

We used our software, Neural Concept Shape, to optimize the aerodynamic performances of the bike, making sure Fabien Canal and Ilona Peltier, the two pilots, could make the most out of the bike. After a first year where the team beat the french record in the male category , they were back this year. And guess what, the competition is not yet finished and they have already beaten two world records ! Here is the video of their amazing adventure:

We used our software, Neural Concept Shape, to optimize the aerodynamic performances of the bike, making sure Fabien Canal and Ilona Peltier, the two pilots, could make the most out of the bike. After a first year where the team beat the french record in the male category , they were back this year. And guess what, the competition is not yet finished and they have already beaten two world records ! Here is the video of their amazing adventure : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ67PdsEPgQ&feature=youtu.be

In the men category, Fabien managed to reach a top speed of 136.74 km/h, new French and European record, but also the new world university record !
At 30 years old, Fabien is now the second fastest man in the world, behind the Canadian Todd RICHERT (144.17 km/h).

In the women category, Ilona reached a top speed of 124.05 km/h, new world record across all categories !
At 19 years old, Ilona is now the world’s fastest woman !

Ilona and Fabien with Altaïr 6, their bike for this year’s competition

Neural Concept would like to congratulate the whole team from IUT Annecy for this great achievement, we are very proud to have contributed by designing Altaïr, a bike designed exclusively and entirely by Neural Concept Shape, without any human intervention.

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A new world-record attempt for our favourite aero-bike https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-news-shape-optimization-and-physics-based-3d-deep-learning-software/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:00:12 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=220 We are very excited to announce that the team from the University of Annecy is back to Battle Mountain, Arizona, with the goal of breaking the Human Powered Speed world record! Last year, they broke the french record with a bicycle design that was optimized with the help of Neural Concept Shape. This year, the […]

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We are very excited to announce that the team from the University of Annecy is back to Battle Mountain, Arizona, with the goal of breaking the Human Powered Speed world record! Last year, they broke the french record with a bicycle design that was optimized with the help of Neural Concept Shape. This year, the design remains the same, but major additional features make it a good candidate to go much faster.

  • Very low rolling resistance Michelin Tires
  • Bearing in ceramic in the transmission
  • Camera vision instead of periscope
  • Improvement of pilote’s breath
  • New frame, new fork, therefore new geometry

Their objective is to reach the academic record of 133,78km/h and beat the absolute word record of 144,17km/h!

We have collaborated with this great team in 2018 to optimize the shape of the bike’s shell. We wish them good luck and all the best for their new project!

Follow their adventures on Youtube:

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DSM Additive Manufacturing event https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-3d-deep-learning-software-for-cae-news-dsm-additive-manufacturing-event/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:00:46 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=217 We recently took part in DSM Additive Manufacturing event in Eindhoven. During two days, Pierre Baqué (CEO) played the game of speed dating with DSM and other industry experts. In addition, this event was such a good opportunity to network and share with the other participating startups. Edit : We have been selected with four […]

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We recently took part in DSM Additive Manufacturing event in Eindhoven. During two days, Pierre Baqué (CEO) played the game of speed dating with DSM and other industry experts. In addition, this event was such a good opportunity to network and share with the other participating startups.
Edit : We have been selected with four other start-up to join the accelerator program of DSM additive manufacturing ! Looking forward to bring our contribution to the additive manufacturing industry.

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Neural Concept invited to the new offices of Amazon in Munich https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-3d-deep-learning-software-for-cae-and-3d-simulation-news/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:22:21 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=213 We have been invited to an event co-organised by Nvidia – AWS and HTGF. It took place in the new offices of Amazon in Munich, where we also had the opportunity to participate to a pitch competition with other invited start-ups. It was a great moment to discuss and exchange experiences. We are looking forward […]

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We have been invited to an event co-organised by Nvidia – AWS and HTGF. It took place in the new offices of Amazon in Munich, where we also had the opportunity to participate to a pitch competition with other invited start-ups. It was a great moment to discuss and exchange experiences.

We are looking forward to more events like this one. Moreover, we managed to win the pitch competition !

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Meet us at the main Machine Learning conferences of 2019 https://neuralconcept.com/news/neural-concept-3d-deep-learning-for-cae-news-machine-learning-fea/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:57:37 +0000 https://staging.arcticonline.com/neural-concept-final/?p=209 One of the key activities of Neural Concept is research and development of new methods and technologies around its Neural Concept Shape software. We are constantly striving to improve the performance of current applications to ensure we provide our clients with a state-of-the-art solution. Therefore, our team will be represented at the main Machine Learning conferences […]

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One of the key activities of Neural Concept is research and development of new methods and technologies around its Neural Concept Shape software. We are constantly striving to improve the performance of current applications to ensure we provide our clients with a state-of-the-art solution.

Therefore, our team will be represented at the main Machine Learning conferences of 2019, in order to exhibit what we are doing and also discuss with experts about the current trending subjects.

And two of them are approaching ! The ICML (from the 9th of June to the 15th of June) where François Fleuret, co-founder of Neural Concept will be there. Then the week after is the CVPR which Théophile Allard, our VP Engineer, will attend. If you plan to be there as well, do not hesitate to reach them, they will be glad to discuss with you about any of the hot topics we are currently working on !

Emails : francois.fleuret@neuralconcept.com and theophile.allard@neuralconcept.com

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