to the Emmy Noether Research group for "Neural
Control, Memory, and Learning for Complex Behaviors
in Multi Sensori-Motor Robotic Systems"
at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience,
Department for Computational Neuroscience, Third
Institute of Physics-Biophysics, the University
of Goettingen. The group is headed by Dr.-Ing. Poramate
Manoonpong and funded by the German
Science Foundation DFG within the
Emmy Noether programme since 03/2011. This group
is also part of Neural Closed Loop System Group.
can brain-like mechanisms including biomechanics
be realized on artificial agents to approach
living creatures in their level of performance?
Tackling this challenging problem is the central
goal of our group. In concrete we investigate and
develop modular neural mechanisms consisting
of control, memory, learning, and proactive
(anticipatory) decision making. They will be used
to generate complex behaviors in physical walking
robots by interacting with complex environments.
The complex behaviors include natural movements
and effective locomotion over difficult terrains,
versatile proactive behaviors, versatile memory-guided
behaviors, and goal-directed behaviors. By doing
so, we try to achieve flexible, transferable solutions
and a better understanding of the general control,
memory, plasticity, and predictive principles in
embodied neural sensori-motor function for complex
Building Brain (modular neural mechanisms) & Biomechanics for Bio-Inspired Robots.
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN)
III Physikalisches Institut - Biophysik
Friedrich-Hund Platz 1
Phone:+49 (0) 551 3912 703