||The Institute originated from the Laboratory of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1956) by transformation into Institute of Technical Cybernetics (1966) and Institute of Computer Systems (1991).
Slovak Academy of Sciences resolved about transformation of the ICS into Institute of Informatics, since 1999.
Since July 2001, Institute of Control Theory and Robotics has been joined to Institute of Informatics.
The scope of activities of Institute of Informatics includes scientific and research work in informatics, information technology, control theory, robotics and artificial intelligence, focused into following research directions:
- parallel and distributed computing,
- design and testing of digital systems,
- nano- and micro-structures and their realisation with the use of electron beam lithography,
- discrete processes modelling and control,
- robotics (kinematic structures, animation), mobile systems, sensors and effectors,
- speech processing and image processing.
The Institute of Informatics also deals with development of experimental laboratory equipment and printed circuit boards.
The Institute has been entered into a number of the european projects.