The Neurorobotics Platform offers scientists and technology developers a software and hardware infrastructure that allows them to connect pre-validated brain models to detailed simulations of robot bodies and environments, and to use the resulting neurorobotic systems in in silico experiments and technology development.

The goal for the Ramp-Up Phase was to develop the first version of the Neurorobotics Platform. This allows researchers to design and run simple experiments in cognitive neuroscience using simulated robots and simulated environments linked to simplified versions of HBP brain models. The Neurorobotics Platform includes a Robot Designer, an Environment Builder, and a Closed-Loop engine, as well as the Neurorobotics Platform host facility.

In SGA1, SP10 aims to provide:

  • The initial version of the Neurorobotics Platform;
  • Capabilities to design virtual robots, environments ans experiments, and to link them to existing brain simulaitons;
  • Pilot experiments using Platform capabilities.

For more information please visit the Neurorobotics webpage.

What People are Saying

  • Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. This is our opportunity.

    Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg,
    Co-leader of the Neuromorphic Computing Subproject

  • The Human Brain is the most complex system that we know of. We would like to develop some kind of ‘google' brain where we can zoom in and out, see it from different perspectives and understand how brain structure and function is related. The ultimate aim of the Human Brain Project is to understand the human brain. This is only possible when we understand the structural organization of the human brain.

    Prof. Katrin Amunts, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine,
    Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • The Human Brain Project will become a major driver of ICT in Europe.

    Prof. Thomas Lippert, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre,
    leader of the High Peformance Computing subproject