Advanced education, frontier research and innovation: this is The BioRobotics Institute of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, founded in 2011. The Institute has built a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise in several fields of biorobotics, such as: social robotics, industrial robotics, assistive/rehabilitation/surgical robotics, neural engineering, cognitive systems, bio-inspired robots and their ethical, legal, social and economic implications.
The Institute aims to act as a linking bridge among international centres of knowledge and to create a new concept of engineers that are scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and problem solvers.
Our mission is based on three pillars:
- Education, at all levels of postgraduate training: a MSc in Bionics Engineering and a PhD program in BioRobotics;
- Research, organized in 8 research Areas and 9 research Laboratories;
- Innovation, which promotes entrepreneurial skills such as the ability to invent, to file patents and to create start-up companies.
The BioRobotics Institute has also activated an Educational Robotics program with schools in Tuscany, Italy. The program aims at bringing technology and robotics in schools and using them as a new instrument for teaching scientific and technical subjects.
With the invaluable support of Sant’Anna School, the first IEEE Robotics & Automation Society International Conference on Soft Robotics will be held in Italy on 24-28 April 2018. In Livorno, Tuscany, the “RoboSoft 2018” conference aims at presenting the new significant achievements in terms of principles, models, technologies, fabrication techniques for soft robots
RomeCup is the leading annual event in Rome for advancing robotics, a truly must-go event. The robotics ecosystem, algorithms for manipulation, motion planning, machine learning and machine vision, are just a few of the many topics the RomeCup conference addresses
Christian Cipriani, director of the Biorobotics Institute, Barbara Mazzolai, director of the IIT Micro-Biorobotics Center, and Pierdomenico Perata, rector of Sant’Anna School, participate in this 2-day workshop open to academic staff and postgraduate students, which is aimed at building new areas of interest and expertise, as well as thinking about new tools for bionics, soft-robotics, rehabilitation robotics, and micro-nano surgery