The PhD program in Bioengineering and Robotics is based on a joint partnership between the Università degli Studi di Genova (www.unige.it)and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia(www.iit.it).
Research in Bioengineering and Robotics at the Università di Genova dates back to the 80’s and originates from convergence of multidisciplinary activities in the fields of automation, electronics, information technologies and biophysics.
Since 1982, the Università di Genova has been participating to PhD programs of Bioengineering, and a local PhD program in Bioengineering was first established in 1999.
A PhD program in Robotics was established in 1991, later integrated with the PhD programs in Electronics and Computer Engineering.
The PhD program in Bioengineering and Robotics of the Università di Genova is leading edge in education and research, covering multidisciplinary scientific and technological domains from advanced robotics, to biomedical engineering, to humanoid and interactive technologies and applications.
The reference S&T area stands out for its marked interdisciplinary characteristics and the systemic approach, which associate Bioengineering and Robotics, both born and developed as ‘system disciplines’ in which different subjects and domains merged together.
The system approach represents nowadays a sort of paradigm shift in basic science and technology accompanied by the assertion of specific trends in (i) Pervasive technology and cyberphysical systems, (ii) Embodied intelligence, (iii) Bio-artificial, hybrid and symbiotic systems, (iv) Human-centric systems, services, and devices.
From this perspective, the PhD Program in Bioengineering and Robotics trains graduate students through a strong interdisciplinary education in engineering, mathematics, medical and biological knowledge to develop high level engineering problem-solving abilities in biomedical, automation, and interaction domains.
The training program, organized in five curricula,