The Institute at a glance

"The mission of The BioRobotics Institute is educating the Engineer of the 21st Century, a competent, interdisciplinary, creative inventor and entrepreneur, able to manage new technological and scientific challenges, ready to take up new opportunities for society and industry, and acting as a linking bridge towards centres of knowledge worldwide."
Paolo Dario, Director of The BioRobotics Institute

Surgical robotics, micro-nano-robotics, soft robotics, industrial robotics, humanoid robotics, neuro-robotics, prosthetics, neural engineering, rehabilitation engineering, bio-inspired robotics, biomedical signal processing, marine robotics, service robotics and ambient assisted living, educational robotics and their ethical, legal, social and economic implications. The BioRobotics Institute is an integrated system aimed at innovative research, education and technology transfer, and it intends to create new companies in high tech sectors.
The Director of the BioRobotics Institute is Paolo Dario and it is composed of about 200 persons (more than 90 are PhD students). The average age is 31.5 years. The foreign students are 10%. The women are 31%.
The BioRobotics Institute explores the possibility to reach an inexhaustible springboard for the creation of applications that are useful for man. This is achieved through engineering, mechatronics and robotics as well as advanced smart systems inspired by the living world.
Thanks to the many collaborative projects and initiatives, The BioRobotics Institute has a dense network of collaborations in Italy, Europe and worldwide with the most important research institutes, universities and industrial representatives.

History of The BioRobotics Institute

In 2002 the ARTS and the CRIM Labs moved to the Polo Sant'Anna Valdera (PSV), where The BioRobotics Institute is located today. The PSV was established by the Ssant'Anna School of Advanced Studies as a research park, in the industrial city of Pontedera, 25km from Pisa.
The BioRobotics Institute of SSSA started officially on January 1, 2011 and it was the result of a merge between ARTS Lab, CRIM Lab and EZ Lab; it is located at the Polo Sant'Anna Valdera, which also houses an office of the Italian Institute of Technology (MicroBioRobotics Center) and some joint research with leading universities in Japan and Korea, which share education and research in areas of high technological content, as well as promoting and enhancing ideas and technologies.

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