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 9 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.
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On 9 June 2017 a new Sant’Anna School Centre for Research and Innovation on Marine Robotics was officially opened in Livorno - Scoglio della Regina. To speed development of robotic technologies, the Institute of Biorobotics of Sant’Anna School has expanded the Centre for Marine Robotics and Soft Robotics applications
he "Nanoros" project was presented at the Italian Space Agency headquarters (ASI), to identify scientific and technological challenges of the new space mission with the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli
Angela Mazzeo is the first Pisa-Pavia Consortium student who graduated in bionics engineering. The Pisa-Pavia Consortium, a strategic partnership between the IUSS Pavia, Sant’Anna School, University of Pisa and, more recently, the Scuola Normale Superiore, awarded its first joint degree in Bionics Engineering