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.
Combined with screen-printing technologies, these new flexible skin surface electrodes can easily read electrical signals, such as signals from the brain. They can incorporate other sensors and show stable adhesion on the body: face, arm, fingers, and legs
The SILVER Project received the National Geographic Society Early Career Grant. Marcello Calisti is the project scientific coordinator who recently completed a field trial off the Coast of Elba Island
Sant’Anna School will be holding a series of seminars on “New Horizons for Engineering” starting on Thursday 15 March at 5.30 pm.