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"Robots with Insect Brains", Interview article with Dr. Tim Landgraf & Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot

News from Feb 14, 2014

Robots with Insect Brains

The technology news platform "Kurzweil Accelarating Intelligence" published the interview article "Robots with Insect Brains" to cover the interdisciplinary project NeuroRover/NeuroCopter. This project develops artificial brains modelled after the biological brains of insects in order to equip autonomous robots with a nervous system that is able to process sensory input, to control behavior and to learn by experience. The project bridges between the Institute of Biology, Department of Neuroinformatics headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Paul Nawrot, and the Institut of Informatics, Bioinformatics Lab, Department of Intelligent Systems and Robotics headed by Dr. Tim Landgraf and Prof. Dr. Raul Rojas.

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Original publications

Helgadottir LI, Haenicke J, Landgraf T, Rojas R, Nawrot MP (2013) Conditioned behavior in a robot controlled by a spiking neural network. 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, San Diege, USA, Nov 5-8, p. 891 - 894, doi: 10.1109/NER.2013.6696078 [Preprint] [video] Schmuker M, Pfeil T, Nawrot MP (2014) A neuromorphic network for generic multivariate data classification. PNAS, published online before print Jan 27, 2014. [abstract] [PDF] (Open Access) Landgraf T, Wild B, Ludwig T, Nowak P, Helgadottir L, Daumenlang B, Breinlinger P, Nawrot MP, Rojas R (2013) NeuroCopter: Neuromorphic Computation of 6D Ego-Motion of a Quadcopter. Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8064:143-153
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