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.
What is the difference between the neurons of a risk-loving person from a neurons of a prudent person? A study coordinated by Alberto Mazzoni and published in Movement Disorders found traces of this difference in an area of the brain. "This is an important step to cure Parkinson's decision-making disorders"
Promoting interaction with a variety of actors, researchers from Sant’Anna School will focus on sharing knowledge within Italy and internationally, with the aim to introduce innovation models in technology transfer and third mission activities for a common ground between the two missions
Optical Wireless (OW) communication is attracting a growing interest, thanks to many practical demonstrations: it can be used in indoor, in underwater and in space environments for a wide range of applications, with different bit rates and distance specs. Professor Ernesto Ciaramella (TeCIP Institute) will give a talk on "Wireless Ottico, una tecnologia per comunicare sulla terra, nei mari e nello spazio" on November 26 at 6.00 pm. This online seminar online is part of the Faculty’s lectures under the supervision of Professor Christian Cipriani (Institute of Biorobotics)