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1st HBP Curriculum workshop series - Cognitive systems for non-specialists

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Cognitive systems are devices that are designed to mimic cognitive skills of higher developed biological organisms at varying levels of complexity and performance. Models of these skills can be either abstract functional descriptions from the vast field of cognitive science or detailed simulations of brain circuits from neuroscience. Novel hardware designs and the steadily increasing availability of cheap computing resources have recently yielded remarkable results, especially with the latter models. The goal of this course is to provide a definitive introduction to the theory of cognitive systems. Drawing from advances in brain research, the topic is approached from a computational-neuroscientific perspective rather than an
abstract-psychological one, bridging the gap between the physical structure of the brain and the logical organization of its cognitive capabilities. Special focus is put on the role of robotics as a means to ground cognitive function in bodies that physically interact within different types of environments.

Workshop Structure:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion sessions
  • German Museum visit
  • Lab visit
  • Social evening
  • Experiments

Application
This workshop is open to the whole student community and early post-docs upon
application.
Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.

Application is required as space may be limited.
Applicants selected for participation will be informed within two weeks after
the application deadline. Seven travel grants will be available upon request
(European students only). Accommodation can be provided for 30 students
(first come, first served).

Scientific Director
Alois Knoll | TUM
Florian Walter | TUM

Organised by
HBP Education Programme Office | MUI
Florian Walter | TUM

Upcoming Deadlines
Application deadline: 17 January 2018

Date: 27/04/2018 - 28/04/2018

Location: Technical University, Germany

Contact Email: [email protected]

Phone: +43 512 9003 71244

More details: here

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