Romain Cavagna oversees the Research and Innovation department at Artefacto. With a PhD in computer science, Romain Cavagna has managed and has been involved in many research projects and innovation products. During a PhD at Orange Labs and two postdoctoral research fellows at “Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6” (LIP6), he mainly worked on 3D streaming, peer-to-peer networks and Distributed Virtual Environments. Since he was hired by Artefacto, Romain has specialized in Augmented Reality, Interactive monumental projections, etc.
Artefacto (www.artefacto.fr) is a French SME created 19 years ago in Rennes (France) by Valérie Cottereau, a licensed architect. Valérie decided to focus the core business of the company in developing 3D communication tools.rnAfter several years of research and development – and still before the era of tablets, Artefacto came up with an ingenious system, allowing to display a building that is still in the planning stage on site and in real scale: full-scale outdoor augmented reality was born. Today, Artefacto is specialized in real-time 3D modelling, computerGenerated imagery, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. rnArtefacto has been certified ISO 9001 level 2 since 2016. The strength of the company relies on a structure divided into business units addressing 4 core fields: Real Estate (including Architecture & Urban planning), Industry, Museography, and Media Entertainment. Each business unit consists of various skills that are closely working together (project lead, graphic design, development, commercial, marketing, etc.)