BIOROBOTICS

Research

Biorobotics is a highly interdisciplinary, scientific-technological area, which merges robotics and biomedical engineering; in particular it is the science and the technology of the design and development of bioinspired robotics systems with biomedical application. While maintaining a unique vision on this topic, the research at the BioRobotics Institute is articulated in Areas and Laboratories. Research Areas are led (PI) by Professors or Associate Professors, while the Research Labs are coordinated by Assistant Professors.

The priorities of our research agenda are: world-class scientific production, impact on societyinnovation.

In addition to the 8 Research Areas and to the 10 Laboratories, the Institute is involved in Joint Research Labs with clinical institutions and industrial partners. These Joint Labs are devoted to translational research activities such like: rehabilitation bioengineering, movement assistance, translational neurorehabilitation, analysis and treatment of neuromotor disorders, upper and lower limb prosthetics and smart factory. Detailed below are the 8 Research Areas. 

 

The Artificial Hands Area of the BioRobotics Institute pursues research into mechatronics and human-machine interfaces for advanced robotic limbs to be used as thought-controlled prostheses.
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 dream: to develop wearable robots allowing the human-robot symbiosis Symbiosis: “a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but...
Major scientific and engineering breakthroughs are needed to develop high performance, complex artificial systems, like robots, as Companions that are safe, social, dependable, sustainable and...
The research activity concerns the design, development and validation of wearable inertial sensor systems for ambulatory human motion monitoring. 
The growing need for robots in service tasks, in unstructured environments, in contact with humans, is leading to relase the basic assumption of rigid parts in robotics.
The Surgical Robotics (SR) researchers investigate problems, identify enabling technologies and develop solutions for addressing the field of minimally invasive and targeted therapy and diagnosis
Neuroengineering is a novel discipline combining engineering including micro and nanotechnology, electrical and mechanical, and computer science with cellular, molecular, cognitive neuroscience wit