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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What can be done to help upper and lower limb amputees in getting back tactile sensations and perceive natural sensations while grasping an object or walking on an irregular ground?
The RoboCup Junior regional final at Sant’Anna School Biorobotics Institute will be held on March 30 in Pontedera. The May 2017 national competition will be held in Umbria (Foligno) with competing teams coming from across the country
Sant’Anna School “Competence Center 4.0” will be presented at Fondazione Piaggio- via Rinaldo Piaggio in Pontedera on March 31 at 2.30 pm. The aim is to empower the smart factory of the future to renew craftsmanship by incorporating design and production principles towards a complete value chain transformation