ICT & Automation

Smart systems

“Smart technologies” is the keyword in this area of innovation that combines the fields of automation, ICT and computation. In order to automate increasingly complex processes, systems have to “learn new things”, meaning they have to become intelligent. As a result, companies and researchers are concentrating on sensor technology, service robotics, human/machine interaction as well as on digitalisation and interconnection in production. Areas of application include the construction and energy industries (smart buildings), production and the agricultural sector (agro-mechatronics).

Intelligent people build intelligent machines

Machine safety, service robotics and human/machine interaction are the key concepts studied at the NOI laboratories in the Automation field. The researchers aim to develop smart systems that are just as suitable for use in the production chain of a speck manufacturer as they are for planning the construction of a climate house, where they fully automatically regulate the room temperatures and switch on the light in the hallway the moment the homeowner pulls into the garage.

Ecosystem Automotive (IDM)

Ecosystem ICT & Automation (IDM)

Fraunhofer Italia

Free University of Bolzano