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Il Corso di Laurea prevede un percorso per il rilascio di un doppio titolo con la Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna.

Bionics engineering is a new frontier of biomedical engineering. Indeed, "bionics" is increasingly used at international level to indicate the research area which integrates the most advanced robotics and bioengineering technologies with life sciences, such as medicine and neuroscience, materials science, etc., with the ultimate goal of inventing and deploying a new generation of biomimetic machines, human-centred healthcare and (more generally) assistive technologies. Although some of them will replace traditional biomedical technologies, bionic solutions will be in general complementary and synergic to state-of-the-art biomedical engineering efforts.

One of the primary goals of this master degree course is to challenge a selected core of very highly qualified students that, besides acquiring high-level professional skills, will also foster the progress of the research activities in the bionics field. They will be able to close the innovation loop by both translating the knowledge across application scenarios and transferring scientific insights into market opportunities. In the progress of their studies, graduate students of the Master of Science in Bionics Engineering will gather fundamentals of science and technology of biorobotics and neural engineering. They will be also progressively trained to a multi-disciplinary research attitude by means of a fruitful dialogue with scientists from different research fields, such as medicine, biology, neuroscience, as well as with clinicians in the field of rehabilitation and surgery, pioneers of emerging industrials sectors and social scientists. Eventually, students of Bionics Engineering will enrich their background with specific skills in the following engineering domains: mechatronics, robotics, biomedical robotics, telerobotics, biomimetics and bio-inspired design of robotic platforms, neuroprostheses, wearable and implantable technologies and advanced simulation environments.

The vision is that modern bionics engineers shall be able to address the entire process leading to the development of a new bionic device, i.e., moving from the user needs to the design, development and validation in a relevant environment of a prototype.

Grounded on this vision, the course will be mastered as a balanced mix of theoretical/traditional classes, hands-on sessions, and research activities in the most advanced research laboratories. In the following, a non-exhaustive lists of experiences the students will be challenged with, is reported: - Design, development and testing of social robots and smart environments for assisted living, active ageing and wellbeing; - Design, development and testing of neural prostheses, based on of the use of neural tissue engineering and neural interfaces; - Development of systems able to mimic the natural senses; - Analysis of brain functions and development of novel methodologies for processing brain images; - Design, development and testing of bio-inspired and/or biomimetic robots that are capable of reproducing both human and animal functions; - Design, development and testing of advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices for movement assistance and rehabilitation of disabled persons; - Design, development and testing of miniaturized systems for minimally invasive therapy and regenerative medicine; - Design, development and testing of advanced biomaterials for novel implantable human-robot interfaces; - Design, development and testing of advanced methodologies for collecting and processing bio-signals.

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