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.
The two scholarships co-funded by Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn – Naples and the Biorobotics Institute of Sant’Anna School – Pisa, will be available for new PhD students starting their program on October 1, 2017
Academics of Sant’Anna Biorobotics and Dirpolis Institutes, representatives of Catholic society, diplomats and scientists will participate in “The Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence” seminar organized by the “Cortile dei Gentili” in Rome on June 6 at 5.30 pm
On 9 June 2017 a new Sant’Anna School Centre for Research and Innovation on Marine Robotics was officially opened in Livorno - Scoglio della Regina. To speed development of robotic technologies, the Institute of Biorobotics of Sant’Anna School has expanded the Centre for Marine Robotics and Soft Robotics applications