Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Röhrbein, Technical University, Munich

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Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Artificial Intelligence(OFAI) der OSGK
Freyung 6/6, A-1010 Wien
Tel: +43-1-5336112-17,  Fax: +43-1-5336112-77, Email:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Röhrbein
Robotics and Embedded Systems
Technical University, Munich, Germany


The HBP is one of two European Flagship projects dedicated to long-term
basic research with a planned funding of 1 billion € over 10 years. The
ultimate goal is to gain profound insights into brain functions,
develop new treatments for brain diseases and build entirely new
computing technologies. HBP has three research areas – Neuroscience,
Medicine and Future Computing – and will develop six ICT platforms,
dedicated to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance
Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and
Neurorobotics. HBP is completely open, i.e., these platforms will be
made available to all interested research communities worldwide,
enabling them to profit from each other. Our vision is that interactive
supercomputing, driven by the needs of brain simulation, will impact
many industries. Devices and systems, modelled after the brain, are to
overcome current limits on the energy-efficiency, reliability and
programmability, clearing the road for systems with brain-like
intelligence. The Neurorobotics Platform will offer scientists and
technology developers a software and hardware infrastructure allowing
them to connect prevalidated brain models to detailed simulations of
robot bodies and environments and to use the resulting neurorobotic
systems in in-silico experiments as well as technology development. 

In this talk, I will give an overview of the HBP, outline the goals of
the Neurorobotics subproject, and report on our results achieved in the
first year of the project.


Time: Tuesday, 10th March 2015, 6.30 p.m. sharp

Location:  Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut
fuer Artificial Intelligence, OFAI
Freyung 6, Stiege 6, 1010 Wien


Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Robert Trappl