LARSyS develops interdisciplinary research in Robotics and Engineering Systems, bringing together four R&D units, involving the University of Lisbon (through IST-Instituto Superior Técnico) and the University of Madeira:
- Institute for Systems and Robotics of IST (ISR -IST);
- Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research of IST (IN+/IST);
- Marine Environment & Technology Centre of IST (MARETEC/IST);
- Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute at the University of Madeira (M-ITI).
The IST-ID (Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development) is a private not-for-profit institution, which aims at carrying out Science and Technology activities. Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) is one of the founding associates of IST-ID and provides the large majority of facilities where IST-ID activities are carried out. IST is the largest and most reputed school of engineering, science and technology in Portugal. Since its creation in 1911, the mission of IST is to contribute to the development of society by providing top quality higher education in the areas of Engineering, Science, Technology and Architecture, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as developing Research and Innovation activities, in Portugal and internationally, that support teaching activities that meet the highest international standards.
Under agreements established between IST and IST-ID, in place since 2011, IST-ID provides the support to R&D activities of the Research Units it hosts, in terms of installations (offices, laboratories and common infrastructures), campus facilities and services, human resources (administrative, management, purchase and procurement, legal support), internet, mailing and remote conference infrastructures, congress center and meeting rooms, library, mechanical, electrical and glass workshops, among many others available at IST. IST-ID commits to providing the above referred support to LARSyS both in terms of human and technical resources aiming at carrying out the proposed R&D activities.
The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (Madeira-ITI) is a private not-for-profit innovation institute of the University of Madeira (UMa), the youngest and smallest public university in Portugal located in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, an outermost region of Europe. Madeira-ITI was founded in 2010 as an outgrowth of the Carnegie Mellon International partnership; its founding members are the University of Madeira (UMa), Madeira Tecnopolo S.A. (MT) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). M-ITI conducts research and provides graduate training in the domain of human-computer interaction, contributing to the development of the field and addressing/engaging in important scientific and technological challenges that are both relevant to society and have significant economic impact.
Under agreements established between UMa and MT S.A., Madeira-ITI provides the support to R&D activities of its hosted research unit in terms of installations (offices, laboratories and common infrastructures), campus commodities and services, human resources, legal support, internet, mailing and remote conference infrastructures, congress and meeting rooms, library, technical workshops, among others available on Campus at Madeira Tecnopolo. Madeira-ITI commits to provide the above referred support to LARSyS both in terms of human and technical resources aiming at carrying out the proposed R&D activities.