STORM-BOTS boot-camp 27 February - 2 March, 2023

The STORM-BOTS boot-camp is organised by SSSA and is part of the project’s network-wide training programme. It will take place from February 27th to March 2nd, 2023, in different locations: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), the BioRobotics Institute, and the Museo Piaggio (Pontedera, Italy).

The boot-camp agenda is structured in different parts: 

  • Days 1 and 2 are dedicated to specialized training on FEM modelling of large deformations, lectures by Prof Alessandro Lucantonio (Aarhus University, DK).

Aula 5, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, from 09:30 to 18:00 h

  • On day 3, in the morning session, STORM-BOTS ESRs will present the current state of their projects to the other teams of the network in a Projects on the table activity (restricted session). 

In the afternoon, STORM-BOTS fellows and members will visit the BioRobotics Institute and the ESRs will present their projects in an open poster session

Room 3 and hallway – The BioRobotics Institute, Pontedera, from 16:30 h

  • Day 4 is dedicated to lectures by invited speakers. Experts on BioInspired and soft robotics (see below) will present their research to STORM-BOTS members and all participants

Auditorium of the Piaggio Museum, Pontedera, from 9:00 to 17:00 h

Day 4 - Speakers & topics

Soft micro-electronics & micro-devices

Robotic Exoskeletons – From Lab to Market

Ecorobots for sustainability

Creative engineering design applied to biorobotics

Liquid Crystalline Networks at the interface with biological muscles

Robotic contributions for minimally invasive surgery and targeted therapy