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Industrial Production Systems

Research in Industrial Production Systems focuses on both fundamental research and industrial applications in the area of sustainable manufacturing and production systems.

Current research portfolio in pyramid form
Current research portfolio in pyramid form.

About the research area

Our research activities cover the spectrum from machine-level adaptive control to enterprise-level manufacturing management. Sustainability concerns are addressed from environmental, social and economic perspectives along the lifecycle of products and during production. Adaptability is another target of our solutions to address dynamism and uncertainty on manufacturing shop floors, by applying real-time manufacturing intelligence for closed-loop decision making.

Research themes

Industrial Production Systems


Human-Robot Systems

The research is in the domain of integration of cutting edge IT technologies in manufacturing. We also work with the idea of the digital factory. The technical dimension is coupled with the strategic one through the concept of business models.


Enablers of Advanced Production

The strategic research in industrial dependability for operation and maintenance focuses on a wide variety of application areas, from aerospace and nuclear industries to automotive and pharmaceutical industry.


In the era of Industry 4.0 towards smart manufacturing, our research activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Human-Cyber-Physical Production Systems
  • Machine Learning in Assembly
  • Big Data Analytics in Process Planning/Scheduling
  • Cloud Manufacturing
  • Condition-Based Predictive Maintenance
  • Model-Based Sensor-Driven Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Brain Robotics for Human-Centred Production.