Even if the prime aim of the Haute Ecole Leonard de Vinci is to provide training to students, it has set for itself three inter-related aims which ensure that the initial training is retained and built on:
Continued training which responds to the expectations of the professional world by ensuring a continuous updating of the expertise associated with economic, social and technical development
Applied research and service to the community which enhance the value of the teaching provided by the university college by nurturing cooperative relations with companies,
International relations which extend the above-mentioned aims beyond the four walls of the institution.
Three units of the Institut Supérieur Industriel, ECAM actively conduct applied research in the ICT domain.
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Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The lab has acquired advanced knowledge in design and modeling of systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts and conducts research in: Tools for automated text management and processing; Image pattern recognition and visual interpretation of the perspective; Design and training of intelligent flexible workshops with interconnected machine tools and their handling using computed symbolic mathematical language.
The unit has developed Video-models, a set of tools for 3D animations to demonstrate the running of electrical and electronic circuits. For more details, see: www.ecam.be/videomodel .The unit has also developed real-time data capture systems for low and high electrical currents and electronic circuits that can be linked with video-model technology to show 3D animations of the circuits.
The unit actively participates in the development of Claroline, an Open Source e-learning and e-working platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web.