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Research Projects

Each year, the France-Stanford Center funds a wide variety of research collaborations between scholars and students at French institutions and at Stanford University. Since 2003, the center has supported more than 250 research projects that span academic disciplines--from the humanities and the social sciences to natural and applied sciences. We invite you to explore the cutting-edge research topics currently funded by the center, as well as our archive of past projects.

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Featured project

New Robotic Tools for Deep Sea Archaeology

With funding from the France-Stanford Center, researchers developed new robotic methods and technologies to allow archaeologists to remotely excavate deep-sea shipwrecks. Ocean One is the first remotely operated robotic diver providing its pilot a remote sense of touch and an ability to operate in compliance with archaeological requirements. Watch the video

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