Courses and Teaching Staff

The M.Sc. in Bionics Engineering consists of a core curriculum, prescribed courses, liberal arts courses, and several elective courses. Overall, the two-year M.Sc. grants 120 ECTS (CFU, in Italian). Further, the M.Sc. offers two different curricula to be chosen by the student at the end of the first year:

  • the neural engineering curriculum is focused on neuro-instrumentation, neural interfaces, neural signal acquisition and processing, neural networks, bioinspired sensing systems and design of robots mimicking social behaviors;
  • the biorobotics curriculum is focused on the development of humanoid and animaloid robot models, wearable robots, bionic implantable organs, artificial upper and lower limbs, robots and platforms for diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation, computational biomechanics, micro/nano-robots and biomaterials.

 

1st year courses

Title

ECTS

Professors

Professors 2

Semester

Biomechanics of human motion

Description

6

v.monaco @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Vito Monaco  (SSSA)

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1

Statistical signal processing

Description

6

fulvio.gini @ iet.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Fulvio Gini  (UNIPI)

 

2

Bioinspired computational methods

  • Neural  and fuzzy computation
  • Biological Data Mining

Description

6+6

f.marcelloni @ ing.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Francesco Marcelloni  (UNIPI)

 

beatrice.lazzerini @ unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Beatrice Lazzerini  (UNIPI)

 

 

1

2

Applied brain science

Behavioural and cognitive neuroscience
Computational neuroscience

6+6

emiliano.ricciardi @ bioclinica.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) RICCIARDI Emiliano  (UNIPI)

: micheli @ di.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) MICHELI Alessio  (UNIPI)

 

pietro.pietrini @ med.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) PIETRINI Pietro  (UNIPI)

bacciu @ di.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) BACCIU Davide  (UNIPI)

 

 

Materials and instrumentation for bionics engineering

  • Instrumentation and measurement for bionic systems
  • Soft and smart materials

Description

6+6

angelo.sabatini @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Angelo Maria Sabatini  (SSSA)

 

m.cianchetti @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Matteo Cianchetti  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Elective courses (12 ECTS)

Economic assessment of medical technologies and robotics for healthcare

Description

6

g.turchetti @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Giuseppe Turchetti  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Electronics for bionics engineering

Description

6

luca.fanucci @ unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Luca Fanucci  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

Principles of bionics engineering

Description

6

paolo.dario @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Paolo Dario  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Mechanics of elastic solids and bio-robotic structures:

 

 

6

antonio.desimone @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Antonio De Simone  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Neuromorphic engineering

Description

6

c.oddo @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Calogero Maria Oddo  (SSSA)

a.mazzoni @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Alberto Mazzoni  (SSSA)

 

 

 

 

 

2nd year courses

Curriculum Neural Engineering (42 ECTS)

Title

ECTS

Professors

Professors 2

Semester

Social robotics and affective computing

  • Social robotics
  • Affective computing

Description

6+6

mazzei @ di.unipi.it (subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Daniele Mazzei  (UNIPI)

 

e.scilingo @ ing.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Enzo Pasquale Scilingo  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

Neural Prostheses

  • Neural interfaces and bioelectronic medicine
  • Neural tissue engineering

Description

6+6

s.micera @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Silvestro Micera  (SSSA)

 

g.vozzi @ ing.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Giovanni Vozzi  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

Bionic senses

Description

 

6

d.derossi @ centropiaggio.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Danilo De Rossi  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

Integrative cerebral function and image processing

  • Integrative cerebral function
  • Advanced image processing

Description

6+6

gemignan @ dfb.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Angelo Gemignani  (UNIPI)

 

nicola.vanello @ iet.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Nicola Vanello  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Biorobotics (42 ECTS)

Title

ECTS

Professors

Professors 2

Semester

 

 

Human and animal models in biorobotics

Description

 

6

c.laschi @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Cecilia Laschi  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics

  • Artificial limbs
  • Robotic exoskeletons

Description

6+6

ch.cipriani @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Christian Cipriani  (SSSA)

 

n.vitiello @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Nicola Vitiello  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Robotics for surgery and targeted therapy

  • Robotics for minimally invasive therapy
  • Miniaturized therapeutic and regenerative systems

Description

6+6

a.menciassi @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Arianna Menciassi  (SSSA)

 

l.ricotti @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Leonardo Ricotti  (SSSA)

 

 

 

Robotics for assisted living

  • Robot companions for assisted living
  • Cloud robotics

Description

6+6

s.mazzoleni @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Stefano Mazzoleni  (SSSA)

 

f.cavallo @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Filippo Cavallo  (SSSA)

 

 

 

 

Common (18 ECTS)

Title

ECTS

 

Lab training

This activity will consist of 75 h of Lab training that the student will perform in dedicated facilities and laboratories, with the aim to increase his/her experience in laboratory practice.

 

3

Educational and orientation Internships

Final examination

The final examination involves the preparation of a report on a research activity, and in its presentation and discussion.

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