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, bioinspired 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.
The collaboration between STMicroelectronics and the Sant’Anna School (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa) gathers new impetus, thanks to the signing of a fresh broad-spectrum framework agreement. This foresees multiple shared activities and projects in various engineering areas, including traditional and collaborative robotics, using extremely high efficiency implementation technologies and advanced sensors critical for IoT applications, as well as a collaboration on optical MEMS sensors and actuators
To achieve a seamless human-robot collaboration it is crucial that robots express their intentions without perturbating or interrupting the task that the human partner is performing at that moment. A study is coordinated by The BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in collaboration with the University of Ferrara. Reducing the interference with human action, especially in the industrial field, "the robots could be of great help during the execution of heavy and repetitive tasks"
A new call is open with 28 additional positions in order to award scholarships for Ph.D. courses on the topics of Innovation or Green, linked to sustainable and inclusive development, with particular attention to defense of biodiversity, reduction of the impact of climate change, diffusion of the circular economy, promotion of sustainable development. The new call is in implementation of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 1061/2021, on FSE REACT-EU funding in the framework of PON “Ricerca e Innovazione” 2014-2020 (Azione IV.4 e Azione IV.5)