Scuola di Robotica (School of Robotics) is a no profit Society appointed as Educational and Training Center by the Italian Ministry of Education, Research and University. A Committee consisting of robotics scientists and of scholars in Humanities has instituted School of Robotics (2000).

The aim of the “Scuola di Robotica” is to promote the knowledge of the science of Robotics among students and young people, in the range of undergraduates, to teachers and the general public. It provides for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning the results of the R&D in the field of Robotics, ICT and of about complementary developments of other disciplines (Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Applied Ethics, Education). Scuola di Robotica has been key in promoting Roboethics (Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects in Robotics – ELSA) and it was the ELSA Referee for the European Action CARE (Coordination Action for Robotics in Europe). It is a member of European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT). It is the National Centre of the Project Roberta, Girls Discover Robot; Regional Partner of the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL); it is the National Coordinator of EC euRobotics Week. It the National Organizer of the NAO Challenge, and European Refence for the Humanoids Festival.

Since 2004 Scuola di Robotica has contributed to the birth and definition of Roboethics, the ethics applied to advanced robotics. In 2007 Scuola di Robotica coordinated the Atelier of Roboethics, which drew up the Roadmap on Roboethics, now widely used.

School of Robotics is deeply involved in the study of the complex interaction between Robotics and Society, and is supporting the international project for the development of Roboethics, the ethics applied to robotics.


Emanuele Micheli - President


Fiorella Operto - Vice President