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.
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
The selection of the next generation of innovative leaders in digital transformation opens and involves The BioRobotics Institute and the Institute of Management of Sant'Anna School. EINST4INE’s (the European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems) doctoral researchers will become future leaders, experts, and strategists of business and digital transformation – equipped with the hybrid tech-digital behavioural skills and cutting-edge knowledge to enable companies to benefit from digital innovation
The BioRobotics Institute’s team coordinated by Arianna Menciassi wins the “KUKA Innovation Award 2020 – Medical Robotics Challenge”, the international competition of medical robotics organized by KUKA, a leading company in the production of industrial and collaborative robots. The Italian team convinced the jury with its innovative concept (called HIFUSK - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery based on KUKA robot) for a non-invasive surgical procedure using state-of-the-art technology. The team is coordinated by Arianna Menciassi, vice-Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna