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

Sem

Prof(s)

Prof(s) 2

 

Statistical signal processing

6

1

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

 

 

Biomechanics of human motion

6

2

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

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Bioinspired computational methods

  • Biological Data Mining
  • Neural  and fuzzy computation

 

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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)

 

 

p.ducange @ unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Pietro Ducange  (UNIPI)

 

 

Applied brain science

  • Behavioural and cognitive neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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

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

 

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

claudio.gallicchio @ unipi.it( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Claudio Gallicchio  (UNIPI)

 

 

Materials and instrumentation for bionics engineering

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

Description

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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

 

 

 

 

Elective courses (12 ECTS)

 

Principles of bionics engineering

Description

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1

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

 

 

 

Mechanics of elastic solids and bio-robotic structures:

Description

 

6

1

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

 

alessandro.lucantonio @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Alessandro Lucantonio  (SSSA)

 

Neuromorphic engineering

Description

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1

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)

 

Economic assessment of medical technologies and robotics for healthcare

Description

6

2

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

 

v.lorenzoni @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Valentina Lorenzoni  (SSSA)

 

Electronics for Bionics Engineering

Description

6

2

daniele.rossi1 @ unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Daniele Rossi  (UNIPI)

 

 

 

 

2nd year courses

Curriculum Neural Engineering (42 ECTS)

 

Title

ECTS

Sem

Prof(s)

Prof(s) 2

 

Social robotics and affective computing

  • Interactive systems
  • Affective computing

Description

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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

 

1

2

 

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)

 

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

 

Bionic Senses

Description

 

6

1

alessandro.tognetti @ unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Alessandro Tognetti  (UNIPI)

nicola.carbonaro @ centropiaggio.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Nicola Carbonaro  (UNIPI)

 

 

Integrative cerebral function and image processing

  • Advanced image processing
  • Integrative cerebral function

Description

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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

 

gaetano.valenza @ ing.unipi.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Gaetano Valenza  (UNIPI)

 

 

Curriculum Biorobotics (42 ECTS)

 

Title

ECTS

Sem

Prof(s)

Prof(s) 2

 

Human and animal models in biorobotics

Description

 

6

1

m.calisti @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Marcello Calisti  (SSSA)

 

 

 

 

 

Prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics

  • Prosheses
  • Exoskeletons

Description

 

6

6

 

1

2

 

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

 

 

 

simona.crea @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Simona Crea  (SSSA)

 

 

Robotics for surgery and targeted therapy

  • Robotics for minimally invasive therapy
  • Micro-Nano robotics and biomaterials

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

 

1

2

 

m.c.carrozza @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Maria Chiara Carrozza  (SSSA)
egidio.falotico @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Egidio Falotico  (SSSA)

 

andrea.mannini @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Andrea Mannini  (SSSA)

gastone.ciuti @ santannapisa.it ( subject=%5BBionicsEngineering%5D%20Contact%20Form) Gastone Ciuti  (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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