Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Advanced Studies

Korea Institute of Science and Technology

BIOROBOTICS, the Italy-Korea Joint Laboratory for Research on Biorobotics, was established in September 2007 in the International Cooperation Building at the Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) in Seoul (South Korea) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST),  in the framework of the Executive Program 2007-2009 for the International Cooperation between Italy and South Korea.

This initiative is the result of the solid collaboration between Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) in Pisa (Italy) and Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) in Seoul (South Korea).


The main objective of BIOROBOTICS is to become a hub between Korea and Italy by connecting universities, research centres, and small and medium enterprises in both countries (and, as a natural extension, in Europe and Far East) in the fields of Ambient Assisted Living.

This approach is pursued at three different levels: excellent research; joint education; and strengthening of industrial relationships.


The activities of BIOROBOTICS concern both realizing new bio-inspired and/or bio-mimetic machines and conceiving new ones to improve the quality of life within Ambient Assisted Living.










BIOROBOTICS Joint Laboratory

Korean Institute Science & Technology (KIST)

Room # 8309, International Cooperation Building (L8)

39-1, Hawolgok-dong, Sungbuk-gu

Seoul 136-791, South Korea


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