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.
A study by The BioRobotics Institute of Sant’Anna School explores the possibility of anticipating the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through the link between mind and body. This study was published in Scientific Reports. "Alzheimer's disease, and dementia in general, negatively affects not only cognitive processes but also the way we move and control our bodies", says Gianmaria Mancioppi, first author of the study
The International Conference on Neural Engineering takes place from 4 to 6 May 2021 and is organized with the support of The BioRobotics Institute of Sant’Anna School
Marco Controzzi, Assistant Professor and scientific responsible of Human-Robot Interaction Lab, will lead the research team of The BioRobotics Institute involved in B-CRATOS project that aims at creating the first battery-free high-speed wireless in-body communication platform for Brain-Machine-Body connectivity. Highly ambitious, this collaborative undertaking merges expertise and cutting-edge technologies from the fields of novel wireless communication, neuroscience, bionics, AI and sensing