Neurorobotics in HBP and EBRAINS
Neurorobotics is an emerging transdisciplinary field of research at the interface between neuroscience, artificial intelligence and robotics. The Neurorobotic Platform is the solution for embodied simulation developed in the context of the Human Brain Project to be at the core of the EBRAINS Closed-Loop Neuroscience service offered by the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure.
The Neurorobotics Platform - NRP
The NRP is an integrative simulation framework that enables in silico experimentation and embodiment of brain models inside virtual agents interacting with realistic simulated environments.
It is entirely open source
It offers a browser-based graphical user interface for online access
It can be installed locally (Docker or source install)
It can be interfaced with multiple neuromorphic chips (SpiNNaker, Intel Loihi)
Our community of users includes roboticists, computational neuroscientists, and engineers working on applications of neuromorphic computing. However, anyone with a working knowledge of Python can easily learn how to use our platform.
You can download and install the NRP locally for maximum experimental convenience, or access it online in order to leverage the EBRAINS HPC infrastructure for large-scale experiments.
How the NRP can support your research
The NRP is an integrative ecosystem, with special consideration given to creating software interfaces and APIs that enable integration of not only simulation engines, but also of tools for design, analytics, databases, and more.
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