The TeCIP Institute was created in Pisa in 2001 as a Centre of Excellence of the Italian University, Scientific and Technological Research Ministry.
Core activities of the Institute are research and education linked to Communication, Information and Perception Technologies.
Main research areas are:
• optical communication networks through the use of photonic technologies, also in the fields of sensors and biophotonics;
• IT applications of embedded real-time systems and sensor networks for the Internet of Things;
• virtual environments and interface robotic systems for the study of human-machine interaction and human perception.
Scientific and technological research has an interdisciplinary character and is developed inside Laboratories, equipped with the utmost leading edge instruments and technologies.
The around 300 professors and researchers can count upon an annual budget of more than 10 million euro to develop their research activities, with the main objective of leading the innovation to an extent of technological development to be used on field.
The innovative training initiatives, taught in English, such as PhD, Master’s degrees and Italian University Masters, are in line with the highest international standards. The professional profiles are able to successfully find a position in either service/production bodies and businesses or public/private research structures.
The recent Quality of Research Evaluation (Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca - VQR), run by the National Agency for University and Research Evaluation (ANVUR), located the TeCIP Institute in 1st position in the national ranking for the Industrial and Information Engineering, among medium-sized departments.
An Italian team of researchers lead by Prof. Marco Fontana, head of the Robotic mechanisms and materials group of PERCRO Lab of the TeCIP Insitute , in collaboration with the departments of Industrial Engineering of the Universities of Trento and Bologna, has developed the Electrostatic Bellow Muscle (EBM) a new kind of artificial muscle that can be employed to build effective small-scale robots
Researcher Nicola Sambo from the Sant’Anna School TeCIP Institute (Communications, Information and Perception Technologies) Networks and Services area serves as the research supervisor and scientist-in-charge of this 48-month MENTOR which started on 1st January 2021. The European Industrial Doctorates (EID) supports joint PhD programs through the MENTOR initiative. Sant’Anna School in Pisa offers 2 PhD positions in the field of machine-learning-based optical transmission system control
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