The Automatic Systems Engineering Research Centre within the Politechnica University Timisoara, lead by Prof. Eng. Radu Emil Precup, Ph.D., is dedicated to reaching the academic excellence in the research fields of competence.
The main research field is Automatic Systems Engineering, with the following research areas: Systems Theory, automatic systems, manufacturing systems, man-machine systems (defining research fiels) embedded systems, Robotics and Computational and Biologically-inspired Intelligence.

Since July 2014, The Centre is a member of the Central European Living Lab for Intelligent Robotics (CELLI).
The aim of the Centre is to conduct research, reach and maintain the excellence in the fields it gets recognition, to support the graduate and post-graduate education in automation, applied informatics and related fields, and to highlight worldwide the high level research in the the research fields of competence.