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Introduction to Biologically-inspired Robotics and Learning

Summer School of Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Robots inspired by the structure as well as by neural mechanisms in animal brains are playing an increasingly important role as a link between biology and robotics. Students will be introduced to biologically-inspired approaches to robotics – embodied artificial intelligence, neurorobotics and biorobotics. You will learn about how neurons for sensing and control in the biological brain work and their equivalent models as well as how to build simple brains for robots by connecting these artificial neurons together to solve a task. You will also learn how neurons in the brain learn to adapt their behaviour to changes in the environment and control the body accordingly. Finally, you will learn how to model mechanisms of biological learning and apply them to build simple brains for robots that learn to solve tasks and to improve their performance.

Mandatory prerequisites: 
Students should have some knowledge of Matlab and at least one of the following programming languages – C/C++ or Python. Basic knowledge of reading from sensors and control of motors used in mechatronics and robotics is a plus.

Two years of studies at university level (equivalent to 120 ECTS) within a relevant field of study, before the summer school starts. 

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Summer School 2023

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 07



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