NEURONAL DYNAMICS FOR COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

Summer School August 25-30, 2014 at the Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.

Summer School on:

        NEURONAL DYNAMICS FOR COGNITIVE ROBOTICS

held  August 25-30, 2014 at the Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner.

Neuronal dynamics provide a powerful theoretical language for the design and modeling of embodied and situated cognitive systems.This school provides a hands-on and down-to-earth introduction to neuronal dynamics ideas and enables participants to become productive within this framework.

The school is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, postdocs and faculty members in embodied cognition, cognitive science and robotics. A limited number of scholarships may become available from sponsoring by the EU COG III network.

The school combines tutorial lectures in the mornings with hands-on projects working with robotic systems. Participants will develop their own modeling project, which will connect to their ongoing doctoral or postdoctoral research.

Topics addressed include: Neural dynamics, attractor dynamics and instabilities, Dynamic Field Theory, neuronal representations, artificial perception, simple forms of cognition including detection and selection decisions, memory formation, learning, and grounding relational concepts. This years special emphasis is on learning and behavioral organization.

For more information see: www.robotics-school.org

To apply, please send a CV and a short cover letter with background and motivation to
        mathis.richter@rub.de
Selection of participants will begin by June 15, 2014.