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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Smart Systems Technologies and Engineering

description

The Smart Systems Technologies and Engineering research area focusses on the development of innovative solutions for a digital society by bridging the gap between humans, the environment and technology. The main goal is the realization of sustainable systems with bespoke mechanical, electrical and biological properties based on biocompatible, recycled, and organic materials as well as their equipment with embodied artificial intelligence. The resulting systems are individually optimized for their application in healthcare, agriculture, construction, environmental monitoring, or Industry 4.0 production processes.

To accomplish these goals, we work on embodied artificial intelligence bridging between the fields of automation, robotics, large-area and organic devices, as well as active materials and thin-film technology to realize intelligent systems, unobtrusive sensors, and biomimetic electronics. Furthermore, synergies between these fields lead to entirely new products such as human-machine interfaces, artificial skin, electronic textiles, or smart labels.

The 3 research groups within the Smart Systems Technologies and Engineering research area focus on:

  • Human-centered Technologies and Machine Intelligence
  • Sensing Technologies
  • Electronic Materials Devices and Systems

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Covered topics

Human-centered Technologies and Machine Intelligence

  • System modelling and low-level control
  • Multimodal action, plan and intention recognition
  • Decision making, action sharing and complementation
  • System evaluation based on objective and subjective criteria

Sensing Technologies

  • Printed Electronics
  • Internet of Things
  • Environmentally friendly Production of Electronic Devices
  • Design and Simulation of Electronic Devices
  • Disposable and Biodegradable Electronics

Electronic Materials Devices and Systems

  • Thin-film technology
  • Electronic materials
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Soft and wearable electronics
  • Transistors circuits and integrated systems

 

Coordinator

Münzenrieder Niko

 

Human-centered Technologies and Machine Intelligence

Electronic Materials Devices and Systems

Sensing Technologies Lab