SP10 Neurorobotics Platform
The Neurorobotics Platform (NRP) is a software and hardware infrastructure through which scientists and technology developers can connect validated brain models to simulations of robot bodies and environments.
We released the first version of our Neurorobotics Platform (NRP) to the scientific community in April this year. It includes a Robot Designer, an Environment Builder and a Closed-Loop Engine, as well as the NRP host facility. It provides internet accessible tools to design and customise models of robots, experiments and environments. It also enables researchers to collaboratively design and run virtual experiments in cognitive neuroscience using brain models developed within and outside the HBP.
The Platform targets researchers of multiple fields such as neuroscientists wanting to validate brain models in the context of closed action-perception loops as well as robotics researchers who want to develop new neuro-inspired controllers. The neurorobotics workflow and Platform has been validated in four different pilot experiments: 1) A basic closed-loop integration of a Husky wheeled robot and the LAURON hexapod as simple Braitenberg vehicles; 2) a virtual mouse model with soft body simulation 3) the humanoid robot iCub including a retina model; 4) and the neuromorphic control of a physical biomimetic robotic arm.
SP Leader: Alois KNOLL
Deputy SP Leader: Marc-Oliver GEWALTIG
Work Package Leaders:
- WP10.1 Closed-Loop Experiments (Data-Driven Brain Models): Marc-Oliver GEWALTIG
- WP10.2 Closed-Loop Experiments (Functional/Control Models): Cecilia LASCHI
- WP10.3 Components of Closed-Loop Experiments: Rüdiger DILLMANN
- WP10.4 Translational Neurorobotics: Jörg CONRADT
- WP10.5 Simulation and Visualization Tools for Neurorobotics: Axel VON ARNIM
- WP10.6 Neurorobotics Platform: Alois KNOLL
- WP10.7 Scientific Coordination and Community Outreach: Florian RÖHRBEIN
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