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Events 2013

Beyond Science. La scienza in uno scatto

The photo exhibition " Beyond Science – La scienza in uno scatto" organized by the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) opened on 6th of December and it will be on until 19 January 2014, at the Loggia degli Abati of Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.

The exhibition is the result of a photographic competition aimed at researchers of the Institute to foster a meditation on the importance of images in science and their role in science communication to non-experts.

The pictures on display show snapshots of the progress of scientific knowledge acquired by researchers at IIT. They describe cutting-edge research in the field of biology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics, material sciences and pharmacology. The initiative is part of a program of dissemination events that IIT is organizing to bring a wider audience closer to the scientific topics.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 19, with free admission. During the first weekend of the exhibition was visited by over 450 people. The exhibition catalogue will be available in the main bookstores in Genoa.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:15

IIT welcomes Italian Prime Minister Letta to Genoa

The Prime Minister Enrico Letta, accompanied by the President of Liguria, Claudio Burlando, visited on the 30th of August the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa: he was welcomed by the Scientific Director Roberto Cingolani and the President Gabriele Galateri.

During the visit to the laboratories, Letta attended the presentation of some of the most advanced research developed by IIT in the field of robotic, optical microscopy and new "smart" materials.

After the tour of the laboratories, the Prime Minister spoke to an audience of guests, researchers and press after the President Galateri and the Scientific Director Cingolani briefly outlined the strategic plan of the IIT, highlighted its growth and the important scientific results obtained so far.


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 13:54

IIT at the Living Machines conference in London

The Living Machines conference on biomimetic and biohybrid systems was held in London at the Natural History Museum from July 29th to August 2nd.

In attendance from the IIT were: Giorgio Metta, Jacopo Tessadori and Barbara Mazzolai who held a workshop on the Plantoid Project.

Moreover for the first time HyQ, the IIT’s robot, developed within the IIT Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR) was on show "in flesh and blood” to the conference attendees at the Science Museum on the 1st of August.

Further information can be found on the event website:


Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 10:24

After the success of Tokyo "Italy of the Future" debuts in the United States

Genoa 17 July 2013 - The exhibition "Italy of the Future", organized by the National Research Council in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Scuola Superiore  Sant'Anna of Pisa, dedicated to robotics, medicine, transportation, preservation of cultural heritage, arrived in San Francisco on July 12, where it will remain until August 23.

IIT will display: the iCub humanoid robot and a paw of the quadruped robot HyQ, robotic devices for rehabilitation of the wrist and ankle ('Wristbot' and 'Artbot'), the third-generation solar cells.

The opening of the exhibition took place last April  in Tokyo, at the Italian Institute of Culture, where the Italian excellence in science, technology and innovation was presented to the world of Japanese research and industry through a series of seminars, meetings and very successful events (

The exhibition that will last throughout 2013 in various Italian Institutes of Culture, presents the most significant Italian scientific and technological excellence, ranging from robotics, particle physics, medicine, restoration techniques and enhancement of archaeological and cultural heritage, transportations.

Next steps: Los Angeles (from 5 September to 4 October), Budapest (from 26 November to 18 December).

Pictures - courtesy of CNR.

For further information:

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:34

The IIT’s visit of the ‘Amici del Festival’

On the 20th of June, a delegation of the ‘Amici del Festival’ came and visited the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa. The group’s visit started with an introductory talk about the Institute’s research activity by Michela Chiappalone, researcher in the Neuroscience and Brain Technologies department, and Stefano Di Marco, post-doc in the Luca Berdondini’s team at the same department. After their presentations, the visiting group has been given a tour of some of the IIT departments.

At Advanced Robotics, Michele Focchi e Marco Frigerio showed the quadruped robot HyQ, while the PhD student Luca Colasanto introduced the compliant robot CoMan.

For the iCub Facility the researcher Lorenzo Natale presented the humanoid iCub, and for the department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Alessandra Sciutti and Netta Gurari explained how cognitive learning studies are performed, while Lorenzo Masia talked about the rehabilitative robotics developed by his team.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2013 16:27


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