Opening of the New Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory
Mechatronics is an automation engineering specialty that studies the combination of mechanics, electronics and information technology with the aim to design automated manufacturing systems to simplify the work of humans. The main application fields are robotics, industrial automation, biomechatronics, avionics, and the automated mechanical systems of motor vehicles.
The new Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory, Lama FVG, opened in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is the result of the collaboration between the Universities of Trieste and Udine and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) and was funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and Regione friuli Venezia Giulia.
The Lama FVG will be a centre of excellence for industrial innovation and cutting-edge research in frontier technology sectors, dedicated to technological development, advanced training on the basis of a new synergy between academia and industry.
Thanks to the important technological equipment, the laboratory aims to become a centre of excellence for 3D printing of metal objects, advanced robotics and the digital transformation of production systems in the Alpe-Adria Region.
The opening of the laboratory will take place on 7 July at the former cotton mill in Udine and will be attended by the rectors of the Universities of Udine, Alberto De Toni, and Trieste, Maurizio Fermeglia; the Director of SISSA Stefano Ruffo; the regional President of Confindustria’s Small Industry of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Alessandra Sangoi; the Councillor for Education, Sports and Leisure Activities of the Province of Udine, Beppino Govetto; the Councillor for Innovation and Economic Development of Udine, Gabriele Giacomini; the delegates for research of the two Universities and of SISSA, Maria Cristina Nicoli, Michele Pipan e Mathew Diamond, respectively.
The event will feature the presentation of the Laboratory by the delegate of the University of Udine for higher technical education, Marco Sortino, and a guided tour of the facility.