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, bioinspired 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.
Eight international scientists have identified as many key research topics that have contributed to the development of medical robotics in the last decade: from surgical robotics to microrobotics, from wearable technologies to endoscopic capsules: the results achieved, the problems still open, the future goals. Among the authors, there is also Arianna Menciassi, vice Rector of the Sant’Anna School
The collaboration between STMicroelectronics and the Sant’Anna School (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa) gathers new impetus, thanks to the signing of a fresh broad-spectrum framework agreement. This foresees multiple shared activities and projects in various engineering areas, including traditional and collaborative robotics, using extremely high efficiency implementation technologies and advanced sensors critical for IoT applications, as well as a collaboration on optical MEMS sensors and actuators
The second edition will take place online on 18 November, starting from 09:30 a.m. There will be institutional greetings, keynote speech and success stories from companies. TID is organized by the Regione Toscana in collaboration with Tuscany Universities. It is the ideal link between research and companies in the fields of environmental and food sustainability. Sant’Anna School will present two inventions. Marco Frey, pro-rector for the third mission, will participate at the round table “The innovation made in Tuscany”