The mission of ISTC is so defined by its deed of partnership:

The Institute is involved in research, enhancement, technological transfer and training activities in the following scientific areas and as far as the following themes are concerned:

  • Cognitive, communicative and linguistic processes: acquisition, elaboration, deficit, multimodality, communication technologies.
  • Theory, analysis and technology of spoken language and of linguistic variability.
  • Cognitive development, learning and socialization in children and non-human primates.
  • Artificial intelligence, artificial life, artificial societies.
  • Cognitive technologies, neural networks, autonomous robotics.
  • Social cognition: behaviour, motivations, cultural transmission and cultural processes.
  • Decision-making and cooperation technologies.
  • Environmental quality, health and society: prevention, education, integration, handicap, technological planning.