to the Emmy Noether Research Project: "Neural
Control, Memory, and Learning for Complex Behaviors
in Multi Sensori-Motor Robotic Systems".
This project was performed
at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience,
Department for Computational Neuroscience, Third
Institute of Physics-Biophysics, the University
of Goettingen. The project is funded by the German
Science Foundation DFG within the
Emmy Noether programme.
The central goal of this
project is to 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, this project tries 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
Building Brain (modular neural mechanisms) & Biomechanics for Bio-Inspired Robots.