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    The Biorobotics Institute

Education, Research and Technology Transfer. The BioRobotics Institute is part of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, a public University that holds a unique position within higher education system in Italy.

The Institute wants to act as a linking bridge to international centres of knowledge and to create a new concept of engineers that are scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, able to invent and solve problems, and to create new companies in high technology sectors (biomedical engineering, microengineering, robotics, mechatronics).

The BioRobotics Institute hosts a PhD programme in Biorobotics. The Institute has also activated with many schools the Educational Robotic project, an integrated system making use of Robotics as a method to increase the quality of scientific and technical education in public school.

In the field of research, the Institute has eight research areas that include nine research laboratories. The results of the research have a concrete impact on the industrial sector. Technology transfer creates value through knowledge and encourages the development of start-up companies and the issue of patents.

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Research Areas

The Artificial Hands Area of the BioRobotics Institute conducts research into mechatronics and human-machine interfaces for advanced robotic limbs to be used as thought-controlled prostheses.
Creative engineering design in robotics and biorobotics is a way to bridge research and industrial innovation, to develop acceptable and sustainable robots, and to educate creative students.
The dream: to develop wearable robots allowing the human-robot symbiosis Symbiosis: “a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but...
Major scientific and engineering breakthroughs are needed to develop high performance, complex artificial systems, like robots, as Companions that are safe, social, dependable, sustainable and...
The research activity concerns the design, development and validation of wearable inertial sensor systems for ambulatory human motion monitoring. 
The growing need for robots in service tasks, in unstructured environments, in contact with humans, is leading to relase the basic assumption of rigid parts in robotics.
Studiare problemi, identificare tecnologie abilitanti e sviluppare soluzioni per un avanzamento non incrementale nel settore della chirurgia e diagnostica mini-invasiva e per la terapia...
Neuroengineering is a novel discipline combining engineering including micro and nanotechnology, electrical and mechanical, and computer science with cellular, molecular, cognitive neuroscience wit