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 10 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 conference, under the scientific supervision of Maria Chiara Carrozza, will focus on the state of the art in rehabilitation robotics
Calogero Oddo will focus on artificial touch, bionic prostheses and telepresence robots. Exploring the up-to-date research findings and industry practices in telepresence robots for medical and homecare applications, Oddo will also highlight the opportunities in student mobility and international exchange programs
Two robots designed by the BioRobotics Institute will patrol bicycles path along the Bisenzio river. This first video surveillance experiment of its kind in Europe has humanoid security robots for use outdoors