Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization -- Department for Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Dynamics Group
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BCCN Sonderseminar

Friday, 01.12.2006 14 s.t.

Humanoid Robotics perspectives of Neuroscience

by Dr. Gordon Cheng
from ATR Institute, Kyoto, Japan / JST, Saitama, Japan

Location

Seminarraum Haus 2, 4. Stock (Bunsenstr.)

Abstract

In this talk we take the humanoid robotics perspectives to Neuroscience, in the studies of the brain. We will present a constructive approach in the exploration of Brain-like mechanisms. We place our investigations within real world contexts, as humans do. Three essential aspects motivate our approach: 1) In Engineering - Engineers can gain a great deal of understanding through the studies of biological systems, which can provide guiding principles for developing sophisticated and robust artificial systems; 2) Scientifically - Building a human-like machine and reproducing human-like behaviours can in turn teach us more about how humans deal with the world, and the plausible mechanisms involved; 3) Society - In turn we will gain genuine understanding towards the development of systems that can better interact with people and the environment.

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