[Comp-neuro] Extended deadline III Session on Robotics and Neuroscience IWINAC 2009

Barakova, E.I. e.i.barakova at tue.nl
Wed Feb 11 14:44:16 CET 2009


     EXTENDED DEADLINE to  February 28th (23:59h. UTC)



     III IWINAC 2009 Session on Robotics and Neuroscience





     Chair:

     Eris Chinellato, Universitat Jaume I, eris at uji.es<mailto:eris at uji.es>



     Co-Chairs:

     Emilia Barakova, Eindhoven University of Technology, e.i.barakova at tue.nl<mailto:e.i.barakova at tue.nl>

     Angel P. del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, pobil at uji.es<mailto:pobil at uji.es>





     Progress in biologically-inspired robotics suggests that the synergy

     between robotics research and the current understanding of the neural

     mechanisms underlying the behavior of living organisms is a very

     promising track to be followed. Interaction between the two fields is

     useful for both robotics, which

     can take inspiration from biological examples to engineering

     problems, and neuroscience, that can benefit from artificial

     emulation of biological mechanisms which can prove the validity of research hypothesis.



     The two previous editions of this pre-organized Session, organized

     Within IWINAC2005 and IWINAC2007, brought successfully together researchers

     in neurobiology, computational neuroscience and intelligent robotics.

     After four years from the first meeting, research involving neuroscience and

     Robotics grows together with the novel developments of both disciplines:

     neuroscience is the branch of science when the discoveries of the century take place, and

     autonomous robots are becoming omnipresent, cheaper, and more skillful, often

     thanks to interdisciplinary approaches.



     The positive outcome of that experience encouraged us in further

     Exploration on the intersection of these disciplines in the hope to find new

     paradigms and techniques.



     For this year IWINAC2009 Session on Robotics and Neuroscience, we

     plan to discuss again insightful interdisciplinary works regarding

     the many different



     ways neuroscience and robotics can interact. Multidisciplinary papers

     are expected, and especially welcome are the following topics:



     *    cognitive science findings especially relevant for artificial systems;

     *    computational and theoretical modeling of neural mechanisms suitable for



     robotic implementation;

     *    robotic applications inspired by neural or cognitive mechanisms;

     *    human-machine interaction and hybrid systems;

     *    robotic implementation of movement and emotion theories;

     *    innovative interdisciplinary research techniques.





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Emilia I. Barakova, Ph.D.
Book Review Editor, JIN
Faculty of Industrial Design,
Eindhoven University of Technology
Den Doleh 2
5612 AZ Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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Lab. for Dynamics of Emergent Intelligence
RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI)

2-1, Hirosawa, Wako-shi,Saitama,

351-0198 Japan

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