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, USA & Europe. The scientists at NAVER LABS Europe conduct fundamental and applied research in  machine learning (optimization,  robotics)computer vision, natural language processing and UX and ethnography. The site is located in Grenoble, France.

NAVER LABS Europe site

We are 5!

NAVER LABS Europe and NAVER France just turned 5.
Press release from 2017.


NAVER opened the doors to their new, 2nd NAVER headquarters building called ‘1784’ in April 2022. Inspired and led by NAVER LABS, 1784 is the world’s 1st robot-friendly high-rise office building and a massive testbed for the future of work, human-robot interaction and technology convergence. Visit the 1784 web site to learn about this ambitious project and groundbreaking work brought to life by incredible people!

Founded in 1999, Naver is Korea’s largest Internet company with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. As a global technology company, it operates the No.1 search engine in Korea, Naver, as well as other online services, such as LINE mobile messenger, Webtoon and Webnovel publishing, SNOW video camera app and ZEPETO metaverse platform. Naver recorded sales of KRW 5.3 trillion (USD 4.6 billion) in 2020 and is pursuing changes and innovations in technology platforms through continuous research and development of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and mobility.

28 August 2023

Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) conference 2023

Keynote speaker: Sangok Seok, CEO of NAVER LABS: New Connections between Humans, Spaces, and Information-Robotics, Autonomous Driving, AI, Digital TWIN
23 July 2023

International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2023

23rd - 27th July 2022, Taipei, Taiwan
NAVER LABS Europe has 4 accepted papers.
9 July 2023

61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics – ACL 2023

9th - 24th July, 2023. Toronto, Canada. Conference papers and demo.
3 April 2023
ECIR2023 Blog

NAVER LABS Europe @ECIR 2023

An overview of the 6 papers we're presenting at the European Conference on IR in Dublin this year.

22 December 2022

Highlights of the Humans at the Centre of HRI symposium 2022

This article summarizes the 2022 HRI symposium, organised by NAVER LABS Europe and INRIA. The multidisciplinary event brought together researchers and practitioners from various fields to discuss the latest developments in the domain of human-robot interaction (HRI).
28 September 2022

Highlights of Interspeech 2022

This blog article by Laurent Besacier covers the INTERSPEECH 2022 papers he was most interested in based on his current research interests in self-supervised speech models, scaling speech-to-text models, large language models and ASR architectures and end-to-end speech to text translation.

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