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.
Maria Chiara Carrozza has been just named one of the Top 25 Women in Robotics list by Robohub, a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe. Carrozza is the only Italian scientist on the Robohub list
Cecilia Laschi, a researcher world-renowned for her work in soft robotics at Sant’Anna School, summarizes the results and the latest advances in soft robot devices made of pliable materials, elastically deformable and capable of maneuvering
Born in Barletta in 1993, Francesco Lanotte received his master’s degree in Bionics Engineering at University of Pisa School of Engineering - Ulisse Dini auditorium, last Friday, October 13
Events and seminars
Neuromorphic Sensing and Decoding for Prosthetics and Robotics
With: Prof. Nitish Thakor, National University of Singapore and Johns Hopkins University