By dealing with risk, the eRAM laboratory is interdisciplinary by vocation and, as such, capitalises skills from different engineering fields. More specifically, the skills involved in the activities of the laboratory are as follows:
Dealing with experimental risk assessment, the laboratory, in addition to the aforementioned engineering skills, depending on the type of risk to be assessed, also capitalises skills in disciplinary fields other than engineering. For example, there have been capitalised skills in areas such as that of psychology and sociology (for evaluating the performance of operators), as well as that of food technologies (for the evaluation of food safety).
The eRAM laboratory deals with the experimental risk assessment by exploiting immersive visualization technologies (i.e. virtual, augmented, and augmented virtual reality), simulation technologies, as well as artificial logic for identifying the critical issues and the scenarios to test.
By assessing the risk, the possible areas of research and development are different and transversal. Among those addressed to date, there are:
The results that the activity of the eRAM laboratory allows to obtain are important to support the decision-making process both for decisions aimed at optimizing production processes (based on risk) and for those aimed at preventing negative externalities (health, safety, protection/security, environment).