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Welcome 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.



How 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 behavior generation. 


"The research group has been now relocated to the University of Southern Denmark and changed to the Embodied AI and Neurorobotics (ENS) lab, part of Centre for BioRobotics at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark".





Building Brain (modular neural mechanisms) & Biomechanics for Bio-Inspired Robots.

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Poramate Manoonpong



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