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.
Seminars and workshops are scheduled as follows: Friday, 18 September: “La luce che attraversa la fragilità”; Saturday, 19 September: “Le abilità ricreate. Quando accoglienza e tecnologia rigenerano lavoro per le imprese e la società” and “La malattia tra lavoro e ricerca: un incontro generativo per molti”; Sunday, 20 September: “Le fragilità, occasioni per ripensare il lavoro”
Veronica Iacovacci, a postdoctoral researcher at the Sant’Anna School BioRobotics Institute, is developing microrobots that can navigate the human body to deliver drugs or embolize tumor blood vessels under the coordination of Professor Arianna Menciassi, vice-rector of Sant’Anna. In her articles and contributions published in scientific journals, Veronica Iacovacci described her approach to Magnetic swArms for liver chemoeMBOlization (MAMBO) for which she has been recently awarded a EC Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant
The BioRobotics Institute of Sant'Anna School (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) is looking for experts in the area of artificial and/or natural intelligence but interested in addressing multidisciplinary research that includes the design, development, and assessment of robots at large, and of bioinspired and biomedical systems. The deadline for applications is September 9, 2020