Bio- and Brain-inspired Robotics

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TG relation: bio-inspired robotics 

Areas mainly addressed: cross-cutting 

Main questions to be answered: 

· How to revive our topic group, attract new members and increase visibility? 

· What is the SOTA, especially in Europe? 

· Which is the current TRL and when are industrial/real world applications foreseen? 

WS Description: Biological cognitive agents are naturally resilient and adaptable, rapidly learn about their environment and their role in it, and make approximately optimal decisions in highly uncertain scenarios. These are all open challenges for robotics systems, and the field is seeing renewed interest in exporting findings from cognitive sciences into software and hardware implementations. The workshops aims at (1) critically reviewing the current state-of-the-art on bio/brain-inspired robotics, from both, an academic and industry perspective, (2) discussing actions needed to strengthen the Topic Group and (3) assigning corresponding tasks to all active members and interested colleagues. 

Intended outcome: Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshop expected to create a roadmap or white paper, Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications 

Approach: This TG needs to be re-established more or less from scratch. Therefore the workshop will be about to get to know each other and to agree on a common roadmap for the future path of the TG. The agenda will hence consist of only brief presentations and open discussions, supported by digital tools. There will be a moderated discussion on roadmapping activities and the operation and future development of the TG. 

Contributors: Confirmed Speakers: Poramate Manoonpong (SDU), Silvia Tolu (DTU), Martijn Wisse (TU Delft), Stathis Kagioulis (University of Sussex), Michael Mangan (University of Sheffield & Opteran Technologies) 


· Florian Röhrbein,, Chemnitz University of Technology

· EfstathiosKagioulis,, University of Sussex 

· Mathias Brandstötter,, Carinthia University of Applied Science

Event Timeslots (1)

Room 209 – Floor 2
14 March - Software and Systems
Florian Röhrbein