[Comp-neuro] Workshop on Tactile coding and neuroprostheses - Pontedera (Pisa), Italy - Dec 1-2 2016

Alberto Mazzoni alb.mazzoni at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 10:16:51 CET 2016


Workshop announcement (apologies for cross-postings)




*Workshop on Tactile coding and neuroprostheses *


*December 1-2 2016, Pontedera (Pisa) - Italy *


*@ The Biorobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna*



*ABSTRACT*


Neurophysiology of touch and development of artificial tactile sensation
are two fields of research with an ever-increasing interchange. Advanced
neuroprostheses are progressively focusing on reproducing the naturalistic
processing of tactile sensations in the peripheral and central nervous
system. In turn, biomimetic tactile sensors and behavioral studies on
patient implanted with tactile neuroprostheses can contribute to the
understanding of tactile coding.  This workshop aims at fostering the
integration of neurophysiological, computational and robotics studies on
touch with contribution of leading experts in the different fields.



*WORKSHOP SESSIONS*


*Neurophysiology of touch *- keynote speaker *Roland S Johannson* (Umea
University, Sweden)


*Touch perception and tactile coding *- keynote speaker *Vincent Hayward*
(Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, Paris, France)


*Touch restoration, neuroprostheses and biorobotics *- keynote speaker *Sliman
Bensmaia* (University of Chicago, USA)




*DETAILS*


The workshop takes place on the premises of The Biorobotics Institute of
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, viale Rinaldo Piaggio 24, in Pontedera (15 mins
by train from Pisa, 50 mins from Florence).

The event is free, but registration is compulsory. *To register, please
write to local organizer Alberto Mazzoni (a.mazzoni at sssup.it
<a.mazzoni at sssup.it>)*



*ORGANIZERS*


Silvestro Micera (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy / École
polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Henrik Jorntell (Lund University, Sweden)

Calogero Oddo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

Alberto Mazzoni (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)



*ACKNOWLEDGMENTS*


Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,
Directorate General for Country Promotion (Economy, Culture and
Science)—Unit for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, via the
Italy-Sweden bilateral research project on "Brain network mechanisms for
integration of natural tactile input patterns", NEBIAS European project
(EUFP7-ICT-611687) and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna fund IEXERC14AM.
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