Transversal research

Transversal research topics are not tied to one single domain (air, ground water), but span the entire robotics value chain.

Mapping supply chain risks for robotics and AI technologies in European defense

Obtaining a good comprehension of the the supply risk of the EU armament systems is vital in a world of changing strategies, emerging technologies and mutating government restrictions. Therefore, we perform research on providing methodologies and tools to ensure that the industries responsible for the delivery of the EU defence systems and services could rely on a trusted supply and that in turn EU, as a whole, could overcome the issues related to critical defence technological dependencies.

Novel training curricula for robotics and AI for European Defense

As an academic institute, RMA strives to improve continuously not only its own curriculum, but also the global human resource supply chain in the defence-related sector. We do this by developing a comprehensive strategy which operates at different levels to create, develop an upskill defence-wise students focusing on digital technologies like robotics, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, C4ISTAR and cybersecurity.

Fostering EU competitiveness & reinforcing EU capacity to access space

Within the STARS*EU project, RMA supports DG DEFIS of the European Commission in the field of:

  • Education and skills for space in the EU: The understanding of educational needs required by the research community and industry is fundamental to ensure that adequate educational standards and a skilled workforce are in place to compete in the future global space ecosystem.
  • Creation and dissemination of scientific knowledge: Fundamental science and research are essential to enable more advanced technology development.
  • Analysis of EU-funded projects in the field of space: Identification of best practices for the upcoming programming cycles.
  • Support to the consultation platform: Support the inclusive and structured process established by the European Commission to elaborate a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).
  • Support to communication: Making EU-funded space research more visible and supporting DG DEFIS and HaDEA in their communication activities.