Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Description of the Organization/Institution

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) of Italy is the main public research network in Italy whose mission is to carry out, promote, transfer and spread interdisciplinary research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth as well as its applications supporting the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.

CNR is present all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations. Apart from public founding, 30 % of its balance comes from agreements with firms, from contracts with the European Union and with other national and international organizations.



Core Expertise

Two research institutes of CNR are involved in the “VISTA” project.

ISSIA-CNR performs research, development and innovation activities in the area of intelligent agents for monitoring, understanding and interacting with complex and uncertain environments. ISSIA works on design and development of multi-sensory systems for processing and fusing multisource and multimodal data. Moreover, it designs and develops tools for the analysis of data, for the selection of features, able to cooperate with human operators for decision and control problems.

ITIA-CNR, as a promoter of Industrial Innovation, performs strategic activities of Scientific Research and Technological Development for the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Italian and European Manufacturing Industries. ITIA contributes and supports the European Technological Platform MANUFUTURE initiative finalized in development of added high value manufacturing based on research and innovation. ITIA is founder member of EFFRA and is a member of the Industrial Research Advisory Group and of the Ad-hoc Industrial Advisory Group.




  • EURECA: H2020 CleanSky 2 under grant agreement n. 738039.
  • FLEXICAST Robust and FLEXible CAST iron manufacturing, (FP7-NMP Project, 2012-2016).
  • FOURBYTHREE – Highly customizable robotic solutions for effective and safe human robot collaboration in manufacturing applications, (H2020-EU Project, 2014-2017).
  • DITECO – Defects, Damages and Repairing Techniques in Productive Processes of Large Structures of Composite Materials, National Italian Project, PON03PE_00067_2, (2014-2016).
  • MASSIME – Mechatronic innovative safety systems (wired and wireless) for railway, aerospace and robotic applications, National Italian Project, PON02_00576_3333585, (2012-2015).
  • CARSLIDE – Mapping and monitoring system for landslides forecast, National Italian Project, PON01_00536, (2011-2015).
  • FIT Project-Study and Development of a Prototypal System for 3D Reconstruction of Industrial Toolmakers (Italian National Project, 2012-2013).
  • NDT Project – Quality Control of tyres (Italian National Project, 2014).


Areas of Application

ISSIA-CNR develops advanced technologies for diagnostics and quality control. Different sensory data are analysed for inspecting products in industrial production lines, for monitoring infrastructure degradations and for non-destructive testing of composite materials in the aerospace industry. Furthermore, ISSIA-CNR develops intelligent autonomous vehicles that can host the developed vision systems.

ITIA-CNR develops technologies for robot-environment and robot-human interaction. The integration of sensorial information into behavioural models and controls of robot systems enables the use of robots in context-aware applications with workspace sharing.



Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185, Roma | Italy

Dr. Ettore Stella
Phone: +39 08 0592 9426


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