Towards building brain-like cognition and control for robots

Myon walking with human support. Source: Neurorobotics Research Lab The idea of connecting brain-inspired models of computation to robots is probably as old as the discipline of robotics itself; as far back as 1950, neurophysiologist William Grey Walter had already conceived of an autonomous mobile platform that was controlled by brain-inspired analog circuitry[1]. Today, researchers are connecting robotics with neuroscience in order to both build intelligent robots and to better understand the brain. The workshop Advances in Biologically Inspired Brain-Like Cognition and Control for Learning Robots at IROS (Hamburg) brought together experts from diverse fields in brain-based robotics, neurorobotics, artificial neural networks and machine learning to discuss the state of the art. Learning About Animal Locomotion Control using Robots Salamander CPG model tested with a amphibious salamander-like robot (Ijspeert…


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