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Creating new connections by advancing technology

NAVER LABS is the R&D subsidiary of NAVER, Korea’s leading internet company and the part of NAVER responsible for creating future technology.
Its world class researchers in Korea and Europe create new connections between people, machines, spaces and information by advancing technology in AI, robotics, autonomous driving, 3D/HD mapping and AR.


NAVER LABS Europe is the biggest industrial research lab in artificial intelligence in France and a hub of NAVER’s global AI R&D Belt, a network of centres of excellence in Korea, Japan, Vietnam & Europe.

NAVER LABS Europe is part of NAVER LABS, creating future technology at NAVER, Korea’s leading internet company and a global innovator.

LABS is part of NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading internet company with annual revenue of more than 4.7 billion euros. NAVER LABS researchers, engineers and designers work on future technologies including robotics, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Since 2013 the LABS have led NAVER’s innovation in technology through products such as the AI-based translation app ‘Papago’, the omni-tasking web browser ‘Whale’, the virtual AI assistant ‘WAVE’, AMBIDEX, the biologically-inspired robotic arm, in-vehicle information entertainment system ‘AWAY’ and AROUND, the 3D indoor mapping robot.

The primary areas of research at NAVER LABS Europe are computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning and optimization. This expertise is enriched with the knowledge gathered from its ethnographers who develop a deep understanding of how people interact with technology to combine both human and machine elements. The primary fields of application are AI for Robotics and  Search and Recommendation. The work and the people at the centre are regularly recognized and awarded in international competitions and forums. Alongside its research and development the centre runs a global partner program where we take part in European Union and national R&D projects. NAVER LABS Europe is in Grenoble, France.



Our partnerships range from long-term fundamental research to student exchanges, visiting professorships and annual projects.

5 July 2021
PAISS 2021

P.A.I.S.S. PRAIRIE Artificial Intelligence Summer School 2021

5th - 9th July 2021
Organised by the 3IA institutes PRAIRIE, MIAI and in particular by  INRIA Grenoble (Rhone-Alpes) and NAVER LABS Europe.  Yannis Kalantidis and Diane Larlus of NAVER LABS Europe are members of  the Scientific Committee.
19 June 2021

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2021

19th - 25th June 2021
3 accepted papers and co-organization of the ActivityNet workshop
30 May 2021
ICRA 2021

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2021

30th May - 5th June 2021
IEEE ICRA 2021 (hybrid format). 3 accepted papers on robotic navigation, multi-finger grasping. Details in news article.    
20 April 2021

NAVER LABS Europe @ EACL2021

Papers and activities of NAVER LABS Europe at EACL 2021. NLG, scaling to larger context, cost of supervised data, controlling the output plus ASR at the AfricaNLP workshop. 
17 April 2021

A scalable Transformer architecture for summarizing long documents

Our Global BERT-based Transformer architecture fuses global and local information at every layer, resulting in a reading comprehension model that achieves a deeper understanding for long documents and enables flexibility for downstream tasks.
31 March 2021
Methods for visual localization blog image

Methods for visual localization

Visual localization is used by robots and self-driving cars to estimate their position and in AR apps to interact with the physical world both indoors and out in the open. This article gives an overview of current state-of-the-art methods and their advantages and drawbacks.
The NAVER FRANCE gender-equality index for 2020 was 92/100.

L’index égalité femmes-hommes de NAVER FRANCE au titre de l’année 2020 était de 92/100.