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The Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) is a CNRS research unit associated with five founding members of the University of Toulouse:

  • Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier (UPS)
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (INSA)
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INP)
  • Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès (UT2)
  • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (UT1)

LAAS’ research activities fall within the domain of Information Sciences and Technologies and address complex systems (artificial and sometimes natural) generally heterogeneous, and at different scales, to devise theories, methodologies and tools for modeling, designing and controlling them.

Scientific Research

The systems considered in our research are of different kinds: integrated systems, embedded systems with real time and safety requirements, distributed systems, mobile systems, autonomous and robotics systems, micro and nano systems, biological systems. They fall in various application domains such as aeronautics and space, telecommunications, transports, production, services, security and defense, energy management, healthcare, environment and sustainable development. The scientific research are distributed into height main departments :

  • Critical Infomation Processing
  • Networks and Communications 
  • Robotics
  • Decision and Optimization
  • Microwaves and Optics
  • Nanomaterials, Nanofluidics and Smart Systems
  • Energy Management
  • MicroNanoBio Technologies

In addition, in our laboratory project, two transversal axes were defined across domains and groups: interactions with the living at different scales, and ambient intelligence.