During the last couple of years we have experienced groundbreaking advances in AI. Transformer architectures are revolutionizing the way we deal with today’s vast amount of available data, and are having a massive impact in our society. Despite these advancements, AI systems still fall short of replicating the most basic yet highly sophisticated capabilities inherent in biological organisms: the effortless ability to sense, navigate and interact efficiently with our environment.
In this workshop we will center our discussions on exploring which bio-inspired principles could be incorporated into neuromorphic “brains” to successfully guide future robots in noisy and unpredictable environments. Towards the end of the workshop we will revolve around one of the most fundamental distinctions between biological organisms and current AI systems: that biological intelligence emerges in the absence of any external designer. Biological brains evolved sophisticated algorithms to build themselves into powerful computational devices. Will this be the key to the future of robotics?.
The workshop features open and highly interactive discussion sessions in the morning; hands-on projects, tutorials, and hardware and software jamming sessions during the day; and free-form discussions in the evenings.
The workshop is open to everyone, but since resources are limited, we can accept only a limited number of registrations. Due to the limited number of hotel rooms, Ph.D. students are expected to pair up and share rooms. All participants are encouraged to stay for the full two week period, but can stay for less if necessary.
Participants are expected to use their own sources of funding to pay their travel, accommodation, and registration expenses.
Chiara Bartolozzi (Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy)
Florian Engert (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Boston, USA)
Saray Soldado Magraner (Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
The workshop registration is closed.