The Robotics Lab of University of Bergamo carries on activities that promote the cross-fertilization of research directions typical of the Robotics and Automation area and of the Software Engineering area.
The synergy between Robotics and Software Engineering is strategic. Their mutual benefit isn't merely to make software systems bigger, faster, cheaper, but rather to make it possible to build and evolve new software systems. A number of new application areas are emerging from the traditional robotic field, which strongly build on computer science technologies: Distributed Robotics, Internet Robotics, Rescue Robotics, Educational Robotics. Successful development and evolution of complex software systems is a severe technical challenge that in Robotics is exacerbated by the fast evolution of hardware systems.