About the Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea TechnologiesThe Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies is a newly established laboratory of The BioRobotics Institute elegantly settled among the harbors and the seafront walkway of the town of Livorno.
The ancient complex of the Scoglio della Regina, renown for having been frequented by Queen Maria Luisa of Borbone in the early years of the XIX century, was officially donated by the municipality of Livorno to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna on the 5th of July 2007 and since the 13th of January 2009 it has been occupied by the marine robotics group of The BioRobotics Institute.
The Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies hosts researchers with a broad set of interdisciplinary backgrounds who undertake research in marine robotics. In particular, the research centre of Livorno prides itself for fostering research in bioinspired marine robotics by capitalizing on the decades-old experience in biomimetics and nature-inspired robotics of The BioRobotics Institute.
With a solid track record in surgical robotics, biology, biomechanics, IT, fluid dynamics, mechanical and control engineering, the research centre of Livorno is committed to addressing the societal, scientific and technological challenges of our times. These objectives are delivered by the staff at the Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies by undertaking both applied and basic research at international and national level and promoting an active exchange with industrial and administrative stakeholders, as well as with educational institutions. In addition, the Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies is fully engaged in providing both higher-level education and scientific dissemination.
The activities carried out by researchers at the Research Centre of Livorno range from the design and development of robots for marine observation and exploration, the study of marine species with the reconstruction of their natural environment, the development of tools for bioengineering analysis of marine species, and the design and development of innovative technologies for underwater robotics.
The current and past research projects can be deepened to the dedicate section.
The Research Centre on Marine Robotics and Sea Technologies promotes study and training programs for the dissemination of science and technology in the field of robotics and marine biorobotics. The aim of the programs targeted to high school students is to introduce new technologies and research application of marine robotics.
The Research Centre of Livorno offers a multidisciplinary training cycle, with the possibility of guided tours, lectures and/or short internships, which allows students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of engineering, robotics and science, with emphasis on mechanics, electronics, biology, control systems of robots and environmental monitoring.