Advanced education, frontier research and innovation: this is The BioRobotics Institute of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, founded in 2011. With time the Institute has built a wealth of knowledge and expertise in several fields of biorobotics and bionics, such as medical robotics, wearable technologies, collaborative robotics, bio-inspired robotics, neuroscience robotics, rehabilitation robotics and implantable technologies.
The Institute promotes the internationalization of didactics and scientific research through collaboration with the most prestigious international knowledge centers. The Institute aims to educate engineers that are scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and problem solvers.
Our mission is based on three pillars:
- Education: MSc in Bionics Engineering and PhD program in BioRobotics;
- Research: scientific publications, national and international research projects, joint labs;
- Innovation: start-up companies, patents and industrial contracts.
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.
Every surface in hospitals can be sanitized using a mobile robot, developed within the framework of the project “Samaritan” is funded by Fondazione Marmo di Carrara and supported by Sant’Anna Pisa Philanthropic Foundation “Il Talento all’Opera”. Sabina Nuti, Rector of Sant’Anna School, said: “We are very proud of being a leading contributor to philanthropic campaigns in Pisa and in Tuscany communities for reshaping priorities and strategies for the next phase of Covid-19 crisis
Sant’Anna School Professor Maria Chiara Carrozza of the Biorobotics Institute and the scientific director of the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi is the author of the Fourth Thesis “Irrinunciabilità e pericoli della tecnologia” about the role of technology as a potential way to boost well-being in a time of lockdowns
Sant’Anna School professor Paolo Dario from the Institute of Biorobotics as the Rector’s Delegate appointed to the third mission activities, moderates the panel discussion on surgical robotics as advanced technology facilitating innovative solutions and disruptive transformation driven by the COVID crisis.