The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields. LMS researchers work on a variety of research subjects including production systems planning and control, software development for industrial networking, innovative manufacturing processes, virtual reality engineering applications, and quality control and metrology. LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the EC and European industrial partners. Particular emphasis is given to the co-operation with the European industry as well as with a number of “hi-tech” firms. LMS is under the direction and technical coordination of Professor George Chryssolouris. It currently employs approximately 70 researchers organized in three different groups: a) Manufacturing Processes Modelling and Energy Efficiency, b) Robots, Automation and Virtual Reality in Manufacturing and c) Manufacturing Systems.
LMS is running the robotic group activities in a fully equipped Machine shop, where the following robotics cells are installed and used for research.