The purpose of the laboratory is the study, enhancement and dissemination of scientific research carried out with several Italian and international partners, both private and public.
Each year, the laboratory hosts foreign students and researchers, organizes seminars and conferences.
It hosts the spin-off Automation in Logistics and Service Systems, s.r.l., a spin-off company founded in 2013 and supported by the Polytechnic of Bari and the University of Trieste.
The aim of the Control and Automation Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Bari focuses on Automation in particular on:
• modelling and control of industrial systems: manufacturing systems, processes in factories, sensor networks, fault detection and recovery, problems about logistics, production and workflow;
• Models and management of complex systems: management and control of complex systems: intelligent transportation systems, logistics and intermodal systems, dangerous goods in motorway environment, management of electric mobility, decision support systems for planning smart building and smart cities, workflow management in healthcare systems;
• other ICT applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.
Optimization Models able to maximize the effectiveness of technological products and processes.
Simulation Simulation techniques to verify and tune the management and optimization strategies for complex systems.
Smartness and Decision Support Systems the most advanced and valuable algorithms, which turn a technology into an intelligent and adaptable machine, able to predict and solve imminent situations.