Artificial and augmented sensing for humans and humanoids
Rescheduled June 2022, Genova (Italy)

Summer school rescheduled in 2022

Dear all,
due to the dramatic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Summer School on NeuroEngineering, which was originally scheduled on July 13-17 in Genoa (Italy). Please know that our thoughts are with all those affected by the outbreak and their relatives.
The health and safety of our members, speakers and students is our first priority. For these reasons, it is not feasible to hold our School in July.
However, our plan is to reschedule the event in 2022, tentatively in June.
Thank you very much for your collaboration, support and understanding throughout this difficult situation.
We hope that all of you and your families are doing well and stay healthy, and we remain at your disposal for any further information.

Best regards,
The Organizers

About The Event

Brief description

The NeuroEngineering School, pioneered by Prof. M. Grattarola in 2000 with the First European School of Neuroengineering, was offered in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2018. This edition will focus on perception and on how it influences human movements and robot control. Specifically, the focus will be on how the somatosensory system and its artificial analogues process and integrate movement, force and tactile information.


The NeuroEngineering School aims to introduce PhD students and post-docs from different backgrounds (engineering, life sciences, physics) to the basis of human somatosensation and the computational and technological methods to integrate sensing in robots.  The first two days will provide an overview of somatosensory process mechanisms at the physical, behavioural, biomechanical, and neural level, including implications for motor control and learning. 
Then we will provide the basis for understanding the artificial tactile-proprioceptive sensing and feedback.The following three days will develop this topic in three translational fields: (1) neurorehabilitation (2) prosthetics and sensory restoration; (3) robotics: humanoids and robot-assisted surgery. 


The NeuroEngineering School will take place from 13rd to 17th July 2020.  The activities will include plenary lectures by internationally recognized experts operating at the interface between Neuroscience, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Participants will then be divided in focused discussion groups, whose activities will include hands on computational and laboratory activities.

We will organize poster sessions for the PhD students attending the school, during which they will present their research in an interactive form. An award committee will select the best poster based both on the quality of the work and the presentation.
Finally, we will also offer exhibition opportunities for the companies working in these fields, which will present their technologies for all the duration of the school.




Gabriele Arnulfo
Gabriele ArnulfoUniversity of Genova (Dibris)
    Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
    Fulvio MastrogiovanniUniversity of Genova (Dibris)
      Maura Casadio
      Maura CasadioUniversity of Genova (Dibris)
        Andrea Canessa
        Andrea CanessaUniversity of Genova (Dibris)
          Marco Fato
          Marco FatoUniversity of Genova (Dibris)
            Matteo Bianchi
            Matteo BianchiUniversity of Pisa
              Ilana Nisky
              Ilana NiskyBen-Gurion university
                Francesco Nori
                Francesco NoriIIT (Genova)

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