Automation and Mobile Robotics Laboratory – LARM
The Automation and Mobile Robotics Laboratory (LARM) works on research and development of new technologies in the areas of automation and mobile robotics, seeking the production of knowledge and the generation of new products for the society’s welfare.
Remote Experimental Laboratory – RExLab
The Remote Experimental Laboratory (RExLab), created in 1997 by the Department of Informatics and Statistics at the UFSC School of Technology (INE/CTC/UFSC) was the pioneer in Brazil in the development of technology for conducting remote laboratory experiments via the Internet. The general goal of remote experiments is the resource sharing among teaching, research and other institutions, reducing costs in education and in scientific and technological development. The group is linked to the Graduate Program in Information and Communication Technologies (PPGTIC) and the Graduate Program in Knowledge Engineering and Management (PPEGEGC).
Management, Innovation and Sustainability Laboratory – LABeGIS
The Management, Innovation and Sustainability Laboratory (LABeGIS) aims to develop research and outreach activities related to sustainability in order to promote socially and environmentally responsible initiatives. To do so, the laboratory develops research in different areas, such as: inclusive and sustainable fashion; Information and Communication Technologies in healthcare; historical cultural heritage of Araranguá and its region; family farming and organic products; evaluation of higher education and democratization of education and inclusion.
Media and Knowledge Laboratory – LabMídia
The Media and Knowledge Laboratory (LabMídia) was created to promote media production on the Araranguá Campus, based on the use and application of distance learning tools to improve academic education.
Technological Innovation Laboratory – LABNITA
The Laboratory of the Technological Innovation Center (LABNITA) is linked to the Undergraduate Program in Information and Communication Technologies, to the Graduate Program in Information and Communication Technologies and to the Technology, Management and Innovation Research Group on the Araranguá Campus. It was created in 2010 with the aim of contributing to the construction of a Regional Innovation System that would act as a disseminator of knowledge and opportunities to promote science, technology and innovation in the Araranguá region.
Applied Research Laboratory – LPA
The Applied Research Laboratory (LPA) seeks to apply technologies in interdisciplinary areas. It is linked to the Undergraduate Programs in Computer Engineering, Energy Engineering and Communication and Information Technologies, and to the Graduate Program in Information and Communication Technologies.
Computer Technologies Laboratory – LabTec
The Computer Technologies Laboratory (LabTec) aims to develop educational computer technologies through games, mobile devices and robot kits. Its research focuses on techniques, models, tools and methodologies in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering.
Telecommunications Laboratory – LABTEL
The Telecommunications Laboratory (LABTEL) focuses on developing remote experiment and data acquisition solutions in the areas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Telecommunications and the New Information and Communication Technologies (NTICs).
Social Bioethics Observatory – BIOPSYS
The lines of research of the Social Bioethics Observatory (BIOPSYS) compose the area of interest nowadays called translational medicine, which is concerned with the technology transfer processes from genome research to medicine, that is, with the direct connection between scientific genome research and innovation in the clinical practice products and processes, known as “From Benchside to Bedside”. This initiative naturally requires multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge, mainly from the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology, bioethics, integrative bioinformatics, among others. Due to the complexity and breadth of the areas involved, the BIOPSYS group includes researchers from the areas of biomedicine, biology, computer and software engineering, materials sciences, philosophy and information and communication technologies.