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 Future and Emerging Technology (FET) Flagship projects are visionary research initiatives funded by the European Commission, which tackle major scientific and technological challenges. A community of 800 experts and scientists will explore the role of robotics and AI - Artificial Intelligence
On November 23, at the Centro Congressi Europa - University Cattolica A. Gemelli in Rome, Sant’Anna School spinoff company ABzero will introduce its lifesaving drone delivering blood products and human organs in the blood donation event organized by AVIS (Italian Association of Voluntary Blood Donors)
The conference, under the scientific supervision of Maria Chiara Carrozza, will focus on the state of the art in rehabilitation robotics