[Comp-neuro] Sussex Workshop on Synthetic Neuroethology Sept. 9-10

Phil Husbands p.husbands at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Sep 3 14:36:59 CEST 2010


Sussex Workshop on Synthetic Neuroethology Sept. 9-10

Synthetic Neuroethology refers to the use of computational and robotic
models in the study of the neural mechanisms underlying the generation
of behaviour in animals. This one and a half day workshop brings
together researchers involved in this and related fields in order to
review progress and debate prospects.

The  program is outlined below. All the talks will be in Silverstone 309.
For talk and poster abstract see
http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/philh/snworkshop.htm LAST MINUTE
SUBMISSIONS OF POSTERS MAY STILL BE ACCEPTED - if you wish to submit one
please email synthneuro at sussex.ac.uk


Thursday 9th Sept. (Silverstone 309)
1230-1330 arrival and lunch

13.30 Tony Prescott (Sheffield University) "Understanding the brain through
active touch sensing in rats and 
robots"
14:15 Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex) "Spiking Neuronal Network Model
of Unsupervised Olfactory
Learning on Graphical Processing Units"
15:00 coffee
15:30 Roland Baddeley (Bristol University)"Constraints on representations
from the statistics of our visual 
world"
16:15 Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University, US)"Controlling Biomimetic
Robots with Electronic Nervous 
Systems"

17:00 Poster Spotlights
1715 onwards:  Wine and POSTERS (in Pev 3c07 - the InQbate space)

Friday 10th September (Silverstone 309)
0900-0930 coffee

09:30 Neil Burgess (UCL) "Neural mechanisms of spatial cognition"
10:15 Barbara Webb (Edinburgh University) "Mechanisms of insect behaviour"
11:00 coffee
11:30 Paul Graham (Sussex) TBA
12:00 Bart Baddeley (Sussex) "Parsimonious route learning strategies in
ants:  A possible role for observed 
scanning behaviours"
12:45 Richard Mann (Uppsala University) "Prediction of Homing Pigeon Flight
Paths using Gaussian 
Processes"

1330 Lunch
14:30 Volker Duerr (Bielefeld University) "Embodied motion intelligence: a
dialogue between insects and 
robots"
15:15 Owen Holland (Sussex) "Modelling the modeller: towards a human-like
robot with action-oriented 
imagination."
16:00 END

Fees and REGISTRATION
In order to contribute towards costs a small fee will be charged for
attendance at the workshop. Students: 20 GB pounds, non-students: 40
GB pounds. Registered attendees will be provided with lunch and refreshments
on
both days. To register follow the instruction on the workshop website

http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/philh/snworkshop.htm

Contact information: synthneuro at sussex.ac.uk

Local organisation: Bart Baddeley, Paul Graham, Phil Husbands, Andy
Philippides (Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics)




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