Ève Coste-Manière has gained extensive research experience in

  1. France, with a PhD from the École des Mines de Paris, followed by a Research Position at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, where she created and lead from 1998 to 2004 the Chir Medical Robotics team,

  2. The USA with a postdoc at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University & extensive collaborations with Stanford University Robotics Lab,

  3. Europe through numerous collaborations with hospitals and universities in Belgium, Germany, UK... 


Ève Coste-Manière’s research activities with the pluridisciplinar ChIR team has led to the world premiere of Cardio-Navigation in 2004, with augmented reality in beating heart robotically assisted endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft (Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005), and  several patents.

Her innovative research includes her Master and PhD works where the synchronous language Esterel (cf. Esterel Technologies) was successfully introduced for the first time to perform formal proofs and guarantee the correctness of program prior to their execution enforcing safety in robotics programming. This pioneer work was further extended in a team work into the design of an Integrated architecture for robot control and programming: the Orccad Architecture (cf the co-edited  Special Issue of the International Jounal of Robotics Resaerch 1998).

Through out the years, her research results have been presented and validated by peer reviews prior to their publications in:

  1. International scientific journals in Robotics, Medical Imaging  and Medicine (Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Urology Report, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transations on Medical Imaging, Co-editor of Special Issue on the International Journal of Robotics Research...),

  2. International conferences in medical robotics and imaging (ICRA, MICCAI, IROS, ISER, ...

  3. Numerous invited talks in surgical and robotics international conferences.  

  4. Check the Key Publications. PubMed & Google Scholar provide indexed articles by Eve Coste-Maniere,

Her industrial experience  started  in 1998 during a good faith long term research collaboration around the Da Vinci with Intuitive Surgical, Inc, with which she acquired the understanding on how research developments can integrate industrial constraints for their adoption in clinical routine.

She has been Clinical and Scientific Manager in Europe for Accuray Inc in 2004,  in charge of the management of research performed  by European clinical customers of the Cyberknife.

In 2006, she decided to further extend her research and industrial experiences with a clinical experience through an immersive full time activity at the Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco: the objective is to launch with the top-class clinical team, the research investigation in medical imaging. Cardiac surgery with thus fully benefit of the latest imaging technologies available in the center (Dual Source CT Scan, CMR & 3D echo) focusing on the left ventricule of the heart.

Dr. Coste-Manière currently coordinates the research investigation for the center in medical image analysis and modeling towards a pathological heart model data basis.

Through her 15 years of exerience in the international arenas of academic research, medicine and

industry, Dr. Ève Coste-Manière, Ph.D. has sensed the need for a pivotal integrative role in facilitating the transfer and the valuation of breakthrough research solutions in computer-assisted medicine for routine use within the clinical world.  She launched her company in May 2007 with the objective to play this integrative role between research institutions, industries and clinical sites.

Dr. Coste-Manière is actively engaged in sharing her

results with general public audiences. She has written

general press articles on Medical Robotics  (e.g. Compte Rendu de l'Académie de Sciences, Encyclopaedia Universalis, Pour la Science, La Recherche, Industries et Techniques, among others) and has participated in TV documentaries, such as “Au coeur du coeur” (8mn) about the activities of the ChIR team in   "Archimede" (Arte) and a filmed visit of the team for "Va Savoir" (France 5), as well as presented talks, such as “Simulation et Robotique Médicale” at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, or e.g. “Robot,  a Revolutionary Tool in Medicine” presented to 150 medical students from around the world in Brussels...