The PhD Programme in Bioengineering and Robotics is inspired to the scientific profiles of the macrosector “System Engineering and Bioengineering” in relation with the tight relationship between the two areas, and on the training relevance that they have synergically in the range of potential users
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 knowedge to develop high level engineering problem-solving abilities in Biomedical, Automation, and Interaction domains.
The cultural and application domain opens to various sectors of engineering, to basic and applied sciences (in particular, Medice, Neuroscience, Bio/nanotechnologies), and to humanities (psychology, phylosophy, and etichs).
The training program, organized in five curricula,
- Advanced and Humanoid Robotics
- Bioengineering and Bioelectronics
- Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies
- Robotics and Autonomous systems
is specifically designed to balance the interdisciplinary aspects that are common to Bioengineering and Robotics, fostering/facilitating/nurturing the synergies to build individuals capable of carving out new research areas cutting across disciplines, while keeping/preserving specific scientific profiles to guarantee the essential peculiarities for the training activities of each area.