Merging creativity with robust engineering approaches and methodologies is the key to the development of radically new machines and usable systems.
Creative engineering design in robotics and biorobotics is a way to bridge research and industrial innovation, to develop acceptable and sustainable robots, and to educate creative students.
The area of Creative Engineering Design at the BioRobotics Institute of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies is focusing on this effort, by adopting specific approaches such as Design Thinking and Human Centered Design.
A small team of motivated, creative and competent young researchers with multidisciplinary background works on challenging research projects, often in the framework of industrial collaborations.
Level of success is measured by evaluating results on a regular basis, in terms of number of original articles published on international journals, exploited IP, alumni placement.
In 2017 the Creative Engineering Design Area, in partnership with GE Oil & Gas, launched the new joint lab: I-Lab 4,0: Connecting Machine and People.
Prof. Cesare Stefanini
Godfried Jansen Van Vuuren