Laboratori

A significant part of the research activity concerns basic research, with the aim to increase understanding of fundamental principles. This provides a solid cultural starting point for the development of a number of activities more oriented to the application. A natural bridge in this sense is provided by the presence, within the Department, of a number of Laboratories.
A short list is as follows:

  1. Bioengineering Lab
  2. LabMACS
  3. Automation Laboratory (Fermo)
  4. Optics and Microscopy Laboratory
  5. DAISY (Data Analytics, artificial Intelligence and cyber SecuritY)
  6. μElab
  7. AIRTLAB
  8. Microscopy LAB
  9. Movement Analysis Lab
  10. Microwawe LAB
  11. DOMOLAB
  12. LORA - Lab. of Operations Research Applications
  13. Antennas and EMC
  14. Microelectronics
  15. Artificial Intelligence
  16. Automatic Laboratory (Ancona)
  17. LISA - Laboratory for Interconnected Systems Supervision and Automation
  18. ITA3 Laboratory of Industrial plants, Technologies and Automation (Fermo)
  19. 3Medialabs (A3lab, Semedia)
  20. Advanced Robotics Laboratory
  21. Laboratory of Artificially Intelligent Robotics (LAIR)
  22. RIOT Lab - sensoR networks and Internet Of Things Laboratory
  23. Computational Audio Processing LAB
  24. Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB
  25. DSP Audio LAB and Semi-Anechoic Chamber
  26. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentations Lab
  27. CII
  28. ICT Lab
  29. Cybersecurity
  30. VRAI - Vision, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  31. Cardiovascular Bio Engineering Lab
     
Bioengineering Lab 
 

The BioEngineering Lab is equipped with instrumentations for the noninvasive acquisition, storage and management of data from various physiological systems (such as the metabolic one, the respiratory one, the thermoregulatory one, the nervous one, etc.). Additionally, in the lab are present software applications for modelling, processing and classification, also through advanced computational learning techniques, of biosignals and bioimages for medical, healthcare, wellness and sport applications.

LabMACS 
  The Laboratory of Modelling, Analysis and Control of Dynamical Sistems LabMACS is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of underwater robotics, industrial automation, home automation and mechatronics. The laboratory’s main equipment includes Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles, Autonomous Surface Vehicles, USBL acoustic tracking system, imaging sonars, underwater cameras.
Automation Laboratory (Fermo) 
  The Automation Laboratory is a research and didactical structure operating mainly in the area of industrial automation. The laboratory’s main equipment includes a 6DoF anthropomorphic manipulator, a two-finger pneumatic gripper, a flexible work cell installation, an Autonomous Surface Vehicle.
Optics and Microscopy Laboratory
  The main activities of this laboratory concern the experimental characterization of integrated polymeric optical waveguides for Optical Printed Board Circuits applications,  the realization of sensors and fiber optic systems based on low coherence interferometry, for application in the biomedical field and in the civil/industrial area for the monitoring of huge structures and gyroscope sensors. Recently, the study and the realization of nano-sensors.
 DAISY (Data Analytics, artificial Intelligence and cyber SecuritY)
  DAISY is currently an academic co-working laboratory hosted at DII. The lab hosts students and young researchers developing their projects in the fields of Social Network Analysis, Big Data Analytics, Process Mining, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Multiple IoT, and Cybersecurity. People at the lab can exploit computing and storage resources hosted in the departmental cluster. DAISY has several collaborations with primary companies such as Daimler AG, SISAL, Microsoft, Google, Gruppo Engineering, NTT Data, Gruppo Reply, Gruppo BVTech, Gruppo Filippetti, Gruppo BCC.
μElab
  The main activities of this laboratory concern: Measurement instruments and software for the design of electronic systems and integrated circuits, FPGA, RFId.
More information can be found at  https://www.dii.univpm.it/mElab
AIRTLAB
  The activities of this laboratory are currently focused primarily on Real-time Operating Systems. Various research activities are carried out that have as their field of application two real-time operating systems: Shark and Erika. The objective is to conduct experiments to evaluate the performance of the two real-time operating systems comparing them with those of the most popular general purpose operating systems.
More information can be found at  https://airtlab.dii.univpm.it
Microscopy LAB
  The activities of this laboratory concern: near field scanning microwave microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy (contact/semi and non-contact; air and liquid), magnetic force microscopy; ongoing development of new devices, including near field optic microscopy
Movement Analysis Laboratory
 

The instrumental set up of the Movement Analysis Laboratory is composed by an optoelectronic system with eight cameras (BTSEngineering, sampling rate: 250Hz), six dynamometric force plates (INFINI-T, sampling rate 1kHz), a sensitized floor to record pressure distribution during gait and posture (P-WALK 600, sampling rate) and a servo-actuated platform for perturbed posture analysis.
The laboratory is also instrumented by 20-channel wireless EMG recording system (FreeEMG, BTSEngineering, sampling rate: 1kHz) and a 16-channel recording system (Step32, Medical Technology sampling rate 2kHz) for statistical gait analysis. An eight IMU system (PIVOT, TuringSenseEUlab) completes the technical equipment pool of the laboratory.
The experimental activity of the lab is mainly focused on human biomechanics for extracting relevant information related to movement dynamics and aimed at the characterization of motor control in healthy and pathological condition

Microwave Lab
  This laboratory is involved mainly in measurement of microwave components and subsystems 
DOMOLAB
  The Domotic Laboratory DOMOLAB is devoted to the development of tools and procedures for modelling home automation systems, for designing control strategies and for analysing their performances. In addition, it hosts a 3D printer for the construction of components of mechatronics devices and an equipment for pressure tests of underwater devices.
LORA - Lab. of Operations Research Applications
 

Researchers, practitioners and students of the LORA research group are mainly interested in (Discrete) Optimization, a cross domain subject lying between Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering.  In particular, the members of the LORA research group are engaged in the development of mathematical programming model and discrete optimization algorithms for complex decision-making problems arising in several application domains (software engineering, manufacturing systems, supply chain, transportation and logistics).

More information can be found at LORA web site.

Antennas and EMC
  The antenna laboratory allows the antenna radiation pattern determination and the antenna impedance measurement. The EMC laboratory allows the emission and immunity measurement of equipments in reverberation chamber, including ESD and EFT tests.
External view of the Reverberation chamber Experimental activity on plasma antennas
Microelectronics
  The main laboratory activities are related to the design, measurements, analysis and testing of integrated circuits and electronic systems.
Artificial Intelligence
  The main laboratory activities are related to: the study of biological and synthetic signals, neural networks, signal processing and identification, the implementation of electronic embedded system for signal processing and recognition. 
Automatic Laboratory (Ancona)
  The laboratory is used for the design of embedded control systems. A specific micro controller is used in detail as embedded controller. The analysis of the resources incorporated and integrated with this micro controller are improved. Analog to digital conversion, PWM outputs and serial communications are used as functional blocks for real-time controllers. For all the items developed, different laboratories activities have been planned. Students are invited to develop a project on a topic of the course. All projects have a hardware realization, the electronics of the I/O interface will be analyzed. Students will learn how to analyze data-sheets of interface devices with the micro controller in order to allocate processor resources and to define driver electronics.                                                                                  
LISA - Laboratory for Interconnected Systems Supervision and Automation
  This laboratory was created with the aim to provide students some tools for the studies of complex interconnecting systems. The laboratory is equipped with multiple interconnecting stations on scale that realize a flexible system, which carry out different processes according to various automated layout.
The aim is to study of the automation and control of interconnected systems and propose solutions for the management and interpretation of data from various phases of the production process so to increase the overall efficiency. Study of systems modeling, control and supervision of production systems by means of logical discrete event (DES).
In addition, with the collaboration with an external company, the Lab will be equipped with apparatus and tools so to emulate the functioning of a Building and Home Automation system that integrates energy-consuming sources for heat and light power supply, such as heat pumps and artificial lights with green energy-supplying sources like fresh air flow and natural illuminance. The main interest is to be able to test different control architecture solutions combined with supervisory logic modules with respect to both typical control performance index and energy consumption reduction.                                                                               
ITA3 Laboratory of Industrial plants, Technologies and Automation (Fermo)
  This laboratory was created with the aim to provide students some of the most modern tools for the study of production processes, production systems and logistics, industrial automation and supervision control. The laboratory is equipped with a CNC workstation and with multiple interconnecting stations on scale that realize a flexible system, which carry out different processes according to various automated layout. The possibility offered by the laboratory to verify, by means of simulation analysis and control, the methods learned in courses of study constitutes a significant contribution in the completion of the course of studies. The availability of both simulation software and hardware models gives the possibility of analyzing from a multi-disciplinary point of view the system performance. The distinctive industrial features of the activities carried out contributes to reinforcing the link between academia and manufacturing by promoting the integration of graduate students into future work.                                                                                   
3Medialabs (A3lab, Semedia)
  The laboratory activity is focused on Audio and Speech processing applications. The lab is provided with tools and equipments for real time experiments, composed by several professional sound cards, professional microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, amplifiers, preamplifiers, two professional audio mannequins used for spatial audio experiments and several workstations. Furthermore, a large audio semi-anechoic chamber with dimensions of 11x9x6m is under construction and it will be used for the experiments.
Advanced Robotics Laboratory
  The Advanced Robotics Laboratory is place where graduate students carry small research projects in the areas of industrial and assistive robotics and electrical engines control.
Laboratory of Artificially Intelligent Robotics (LAIR)
 

The Robotics and Automation Laboratory (RAL) is an interdisciplinary laboratory, which hosts researchers in different fields of automation and robotics. The main research activities are:

  • model-based fault detection and isolation techniques applied to robotic manipulators, mobile robots, industrial and home automation systems;
  • model-based fault-tolerant control applied to robotic manipulators, mobile robots, industrial and home automation systems;
  • data-driven fault diagnosis applied to rotary machines and industrial systems;
  • development of assistive robots;
  • development of home and building automation solutions with assistive features;
  • cyber-physical systems.

The laboratory is equipped with:

  • 1x Baxter robot;
  • 1x Electric powered wheelchair;
  • 2x Turtlebot robots;
  • 3x ArduPilot drones;
  • 3x Parrot drones;
  • 2x Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs);
  • 2x Haptic devices;
  • several measurement devices for robot localization (e.g. laser rangefinders, inertial measurement units, stereocameras, RGB-D cameras, GPS receivers, etc.);
  • several electronic devices for home and building automation (e.g. microcontrollers, field sensors, bluetooth beacons, etc.).
      
RIOT Lab - sensoR networks and Internet Of Things Laboratory
  The Sensor Networks and Internet of Things laboratory is a research and didactical structure of the Department of Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Marche. The lab is attended by researchers, PhD students, scholarship holders, theses and researchers in the Telecommunications area and other disciplinary sectors. In this lab, studies, design and performance analysis are carried out about the following research fields: Telecommunication Protocols; Wireless Sensor Networks for the Internet of Things; Interconnection and Interoperability Protocols for the IoT; Wearable and NonWearable Systems; Internet of Medical Things (IoMT); Ambient Assisted Living; Solutions and Services based on Bluetooth and Beacon Bluetooth; NB-IoT Technology; Indoor and Outdoor Localization; Network Architectures for Industry 4.0; IoT Solutions for Smart City, Smart Metering, Smart Environment; Seismic and Structural Monitoring; Early Warning Systems; etc.
Computational Audio Processing LAB
  The Computational Audio Processing LAB is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of Digital Signal Processing and Computational Intelligence for Digital Audio applications. The laboratory’s main equipment includes multiple GPU-powered computers for extensive Machine Learning simulations and a large variety of microphones and professional soundcards
Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB
  The Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB is a research and didactical structure operating mainly in the area of computer music production and sound design. The lab is equipped with 6 desktop GPU-powered computers, with professional headphones and soundcards, and suitable hardware for low latency audio visual streaming including a workstation, a digital mixer, a digital camera, audio/video monitors and microphones.
DSP Audio and Semi-Anechoic Chamber
  The DSP Audio LAB is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of Digital Signal Processing applied to Digital Audio applications. The laboratory is equipped with a Semi-Anechoic Chamber of dimensions 9 m x 7 m x 5 m and qualified ISO 3745 that allows to perform acoustic analysis in free field conditions exploiting professional audio equipment (sound cards, microphones, loudspeakers, amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, mixer, headphone, binaural mannequins, phonometer).
Electronic Measurements and Instrumentations Lab
 

The Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation Lab supports teaching and research activities focused on measurement science, electronic instrumentation, sensors and transducers. The Lab is being equipped with several sensors and transducers (inertial measurement units, RGB-D cameras, accelerometers, pressure sensors, PPG sensors, GSR sensors, wearable devices like Empatica E4 smartwatches), electronic boards for rapid prototyping and testing of smart sensing systems, as well as some traditional measurement instruments (portable and desktop digital multimeters).
Research Leader: Susanna Spinsante, Stefano Pirani
PhD Students: Angelica Poli

 

CII
 

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (C2I) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental center, jointly set-up by the Department of Information Engineering (DII) and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Science (DIISM).
The research activities of C2I are centered on entrepreneurship and innovation. Specifically, they focus on knowledge-based entrepreneurship, regional innovation policy, technology transfer, business groups and clusters.
Website: c2i.dii.univpm.it

ICT Lab
  ICT Laboratory is the convergence point of Telecommunication System Team activities. The LAB is used for research, didactical activities and is the place where ideas are shared and different points of view get in touch. In the LAB you can find people studing, testing prototipes or having lectures. We offer a complete set of measurement instruments devoted to RF signal analysis and generation both in frequency and time domain. Many complementary devices are stored in the LAB, like Software Define Radios, mmWave Radars, microwave Links, IoT sensors and much more. Great importance is given to devices which realize our "advanced networking lab". Here you can find Huawei and other vendors equipment which enable students to increase their skills in networking, security and wireless. Equipment is increasing every year as we try to keep the pace with emerging technologies.
    
Cybersecurity
  The Cybersecurity laboratory of the telecommunications group hosts technologies and skills regarding data and network security, with focus on cryptographic algorithms and protocols, network security techniques and blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The tools of the Cybersecurity laboratory allow to design, validate and test techniques for data and network protection, with typical ethical hacking skills, and are available for scientific and applied research activities, as well as for project activities in collaboration with companies and other institutions. The laboratory participates to the CyberChallenge.it initiative, aimed at training ethical hacker teams and participating to national and international competitions in the field of cybersecurity
Cardiovascular Buoengineering Lab
 

The Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab is equipped clinical and wearable instrumentations (Holter ECG and chest strap) for the noninvasive acquisition, storage and management of cardiovascular signals (electrocardiogram, blood pressures, heart rate series, etc.). Additionally, in the lab are present software applications for modelling, processing and classification, also through advanced computational learning techniques, of cardiac signals and images for sport applications and clinical applications in fetus, infant and adult.