The project involves three partners (Mjolnir, NON-A and PMB) from two institutions (Inria Lille and the Institute of Movement Sciences), with complementary expertise.

Inria Lille (Mjolnir and NON-A teams)

Inria is France's only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Inaugurated in 2008, its Lille research centre has developed a strong expertise in data intelligence and adaptive software systems, for example. Perception-action coupling for Human-Computer Interaction is one of its four scientific priorities for 2013-2017.

Mjolnir investigates ways to leverage human control and perceptual skills, and means to support digital skill development. Géry Casiez (full professor at Université Lille 1) is an expert in Human-Computer Interaction recognized for his work on the characterization of pointing and scrolling transfer functions for the mouse, the re-design of the former to support high precision tasks by leveraging human motor capabilities, and a filtering technique providing a very good trade-off between lag and jitter reduction. Nicolas Roussel (research director at Inria) is also a recognized expert in Human-Computer Interaction. He collaborated with G. Casiez on all the above topics, co-organized four editions of the Forum on Tactile and Gestural Interaction in Lille (in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014) and is actively involved in science popularization. Thomas Pietrzak (assistant professor at Université Lille 1) has developed an expertise in electronics and microcontroller programming as part of his research on haptic feedback.

NON-A is developing an estimation theory based on differential algebra and operational calculus, or high gain algorithms (e.g. sliding mode). Both approaches allow estimating derivatives of noisy signals in finite-time, and the resulting algorithms are fast and relatively simple to implement. Unlike traditional methods (the majority of them pertaining to asymptotic statistics), NON-A estimators are "non-asymptotic", which makes them particularly suited to application domains where response time is crucial. Denis Efimov (research scientist at Inria) has a recognized expertise in interval estimation for time-delay systems, differentiation and parameter identification. Rosane Ushirobira (research scientist at Inria) specializes in algebraic methods for signal and parameter estimation based on differential and Weyl algebras [55, 54]. Wilfrid Perruquetti (full professor at École Centrale de Lille) is a recognized expert in estimation and control theory, non-linear and time-delay systems with applications in robotics [44].

Institute of Movement Sciences (Perceptual-motor behavior group)

The Institute of Movement Sciences is a joint interdisciplinary research unit of Aix-Marseille Université and CNRS. Its research concerns the mechanical, physiological, neuronal, psychological and sociological determinants of movement production in living beings, and particularly humans.

Laure Fernandez (assistant professor at Aix-Marseille Université) is a member of the Perceptual-motor behavior group. Her research focuses on visuo-motor control in reciprocal aiming tasks, investigated at two different levels: global, through a behavioral approach, and local, through the description of muscular activity. She has a recognized expertise in human movement science and experimental psychology, with skills in behavioral analysis and modeling as well as EMG recording and analysis.