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News 2014

IITVolley – team spirit also in sports

volley teamThe IIT amateur volleyball team, IITVolley, participated in tournaments organized and promoted by the volleyball League Uisp of Genoa (, and on April 15 played the final match against EraSuperba team contending for the title of provincial Champion Uisp 2013/2014. The two teams showed the best play and a team of exceptional compactness throughout the season, but also and especially in the playoffs. During the last match, which EraSuperba won, the two teams have faced tight; IITVolley came back in the second and third set, and the final tie-break was led point after point.
The IIT team Volley was born six years ago and, thanks to the hard training and team spirit that brings researchers of different nationalities to meet each week, the IIT team fixed landmark in the volleyball scene of Genova.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:22

IIT becomes a cardio protected site

teamIIT will be the first facility in Italy with 19 defibrillators and over 90 people trained to provide basic life support.

IIT choose to become a cardio protected site thanks to the installation of defibrillators in every floor of headquarters in Genoa and in national network Centers, and to the training of its staff to the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques, even with the use of a defibrillator. Only one in Italy and one of the few in Europe, IIT will have 19 active defibrillators (11 in Genoa, one of which is mobile) and more than 90 persons trained to provide basic life support.

The diffusion of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places is established by the Decree Law of the Italian Ministry of Health, March 18, 2011, although it is not compulsory. IIT choose to realize a capillary cardio-protection plan, managed by the Prevention and Protection Office of IIT, to promote training in basic life support with the use of AEDs. Moreover, given the several students frequently visiting IIT, the installed AED devices will be adequate for cases of pediatric resuscitation.

The first training course was held on 16 and 17 April by instructors of the Italian Resuscitation Council from the Ligurian training center “New Life Resuscitation”, a non-profit medical and scientific organization (

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:56

IIT and Avio Aero together to innovate the production of aircraft components

Avio aeroIIT and Avio Aero, a business of GE Aviation, which operates in the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for the aviation industry, have launched a project for the development of technologies designed to optimize certain production stages of components and systems for aircraft engines.

The project will last 36 months and IIT will study innovative solutions for the quality of manufacturing and the subsequent assembly of the products. In particular, IIT’s expertise in robotics and image analysis will allow the creation of automated systems able to verify the exact compliance of Avio Aero manufactures to the required high quality standards, the correct positioning of components and the regularity of their assembly.

IIT will also develop a specific robot equipped with cameras capable of entering into complex engine parts, so as to ensure a total control of them even where the human eye can not arrive.

For the IIT researchers involved in the project are from the Department of Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision, coordinated by Prof. Vittorio Murino and specialized in image processing, computer vision and machine learning, and from the Department of Advanced Robotics, headed by Prof. Darwin Caldwell and specialized in the field of robotics.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 15:21