The research activities promoted and developed by the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing are contextualised in four main application areas: Digital, Industry and Space; Health; Climate, Energy and Mobility; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment.

The scientific and technological skills that characterise the Institute are applied in these areas and can be organised according to seven main macro research areas: Advanced Materials; Smart Mechatronic Systems Machines and Components; Robotics, Automation and Control; Manufacturing Technologies; Digital Technologies and Processes; Perception of Machines and Intelligent Systems; Industrial Innovation and Sustainability.