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Personal Details:

Poramate Manoonpong

Address: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Department for Computational Neuroscience
III Physikalisches Institut - Biophysik
Friedrich-Hund Platz 1
37077, Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551 3910-763
Email Address: poramate@physik3.gwdg.de, poramate.manoonpong@gmail.com,
poramate@manoonpng.com (NEW email!!!)

Webmail: PhysikIII, BCCN


Brief Biography :

Poramate Manoonpong was born in Nan, Thailand, in 1978. He received a B.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering from the King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand,
in 2000, an M.Sc. degree in mechatronics from Fachhochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany, in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Siegen, Germany, in 2006. As a Ph.D. student, he worked in the areas of robotics, mechatronic systems, biologically inspired walking machines, evolutionary robotics and artificial neural networks at Fraunhofer institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS), Sankt Augustin, Germany.

He is currently a researcher at Bernstein Center for Computational
Neuroscience (BCCN) and
Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology (BFNT) Goettingen, Germany. His research interests include neural locomotion control of walking machines, biomechanics, dynamics of recurrent neural networks, learning/plasticity, embodied cognitive systems, prosthetic and orthopaedic devices.



Education Background:
Education Background:

1991-1995, High school (Hons.), Kasetsart University Laboratory School, Bangkok, Thailand

1996-2000, B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Hons.), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

2000-2002, M.Sc. in Mechatronics, Fachhochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Weingarten, Germany

2002-2006, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, Germany

Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Roth from Institut fuer Regelungs-und Steuerungstechnik, Siegen, Germany
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Pasemann from
Fraunhofer Institut fuer Autonome Intelligente Systeme, Sankt Augustin, Germany



Fields of Interests:

Biologically inspired walking machines and reactive behaviors (Built Walking Machines)

Locomotion control and reactive behavior control (Modular Neurocontroller)

Modular (recurrent) neural networks (Neural Signal Processing and Neural Motor Control)

Evolutionary robotics (ISEE software platform and ENS3 algorithm for evolved neural control, Fraunhofer AIS (INDY team))

Embedded systems for robot control (Mobile Processors)



Research Projects:

Neural control and learning for adaptive, dynamic walking behavior of the biped "RunBot"

Biped walking robot (RUNBOT)

Neural preprocessing and control for adaptive, autonomous, versatile behavior of animal-like walking machines

Four-legged walking machine (AMOS-WD02)

Six-legged walking machine (AMOS-WD06)

Eight-legged walking machine


Chaos control for hexapod locomotion, foothold searching and reactive behaviors

The controller has been applied to the AMOS-WD06





Open Topics: Bachelor/ Master/ Diploma




Updated 01.03.2009