Design of a Robot Mouse

description = {Currently, running, monitoring and debuggin neural networks on SpiNNaker is a complex process based on many different tools. A task-specific prototype for interactive development ad debugging is already available. Your task will be to start extending this prototype to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on a thorough requirements analysis.(Photo: http://apt.cs.manchester.ac.uk/projects/SpiNNaker/hardware/) },

background = {The Neurorobotics subproject of the Human Brain Project is developing the tools and the theory to connect state of the art simulations of highly realistic brain models to robots. A central goal of this effort is to enable meaningful interaction between the simulated brains and the environment through realistic bodies. As stated in the theory of embodiment, the structure and the physical properties of these bodies have a huge impact on brain development and neural information processing. For example, the specific properties of the morphology of human and animal bodies like softness and compliance simplify the control task whcih has to be computed by the brain. With intelligent co-design of robot bodies and brain inpired neural control systems being a promising approach for both robotics and neuroscience, we are currently designing a low-cost biomimetic robot mouse.},
type = {student},

furtherLinks = {# http://www.humanbrainproject.eu
# http://www.neurorobotics.net
# Pfeifer, R. & Bongard, J. (2006). How the Body Shapes the Way We Think: A New View of Intelligence. MIT Press.},

requirements = {# Interest in biomimetic robotics
# Good knowledge of CAD (depending on the selected task)
# Experience with rapid prototyping tools may be of advantage},

date = {14.10.2016},
start = {Now},
type = {student},
contactName = {Florian Walter},
contactMail = {florian.walter@tum.de},
pdf = {https://hbpneurorobotics.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/robot_mouse.pdf}

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