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 29th Congress of International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT 2017) will be held on 9-10 November at the Dental School of the University of Turin. To discuss the latest advancement of ‘Technology and care for patients’, the International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology organized a two-day conference dedicated to the latest applied research in the medical technology sector and interventions for increased patient benefit.
Pisa provides its community with significant opportunities for research and its rich academic environment offers an unparalleled leadership in robotic technologies used in a variety of tasks – robots, from Slavic term robota can serve several human needs