LAAS conducts research activities on different types of systems: micro and nano systems, embedded systems, integrated systems, large scale systems, biological systems, mobile systems, autonomous systems et critical information systems, with application domains such as : aeronautics, space, transportation, energy, services, health, telecommunications, environment, production and defense.

There are 8 research topics in the LAAS animating the activities of the 22 Research Teams of the laboratory:
  • Crucial Computing
  • Networks and Communications
  • Robotics
  • Decision and Optimization
  • Microwaves and Optics: from Electromagnetism to Systems
  • Nano Engineering and Integration
  • Micro Nano Bio Technologies
  • Energy Management
22 Research Teams covering a wide scientific span in Systems Sciences:
  • Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance TSF
  • Verification of Time Critical Systems VERTICS
  • System Engineering and Integration ISI
  • Services and Architectures for Advanced Networks SARA
  • Distributed Computing and Asynchronism CDA
  • Movement of Anthropomorphic Systems GEPETTO
  • Robotics, Action and Perception RAP
  • Robotics and InteractionS RIS
  • Diagnosis and Supervisory Control DISCO
  • Methods and Algorithms in Control MAC
  • Operations Research, Combinatorial Optimization and Constraints ROC
  • Micro and Nanosystems for Wireless Communications MINC
  • Microwaves and Opto-microwaves for Telecommunication Systems MOST
  • Optoelectronics for Embedded Systems OSE
  • Photonics PHOTO
  • Nano Engineering and System Integration N2IS
  • Nanobiosystems NBS
  • Microsystems for Analysis MICA
  • Materials and Processes for Nanoelectronics MPN
  • High Frequency and Fluidic Micro and nanosystems MH2F
  • Energy and Embedded Systems  ESE
  • Energy Management System Integration ISGE
Le LAAS is a Carnot institute, label given by the French Ministery of Research, indicating its excellency of relationship with industry.