Artificial and augmented sensing for humans and humanoids
13 - 17 July 2020, Genova (Italy)
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Registration open from January 2020
The number of students is limited to 60

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.

Who's Speaking?

Vincent Hayward
Vincent HaywardInstitut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotiquehayward(AT)
    Astrid M.L. Kappers
    Astrid M.L. KappersFundamental and Applied Haptics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)a.m.l.kappers(AT)
      Tamar Makin
      Tamar MakinUniversity College Londont.makin(AT)
        Giorgio Metta
        Giorgio MettaIstituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)giorgio.metta(AT)
          Antonio Bicchi
          Antonio BicchiResearch Center "E. Piaggio'' of the University of Pisa - Italian Institute of Technology antonio.bicchi(AT)
            Marco Controzzi
            Marco ControzziScuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisamarco.controzzi(AT)
              Lorenzo Masia
              Lorenzo MasiaHeidelberg Universityorenzo.masia(AT)
                Stanisa Raspopovic
                Stanisa RaspopovicScientist at Translational Neural Engineering Lab, at CNP, EPFLstanisa.raspopovic(AT)
                  Francesco Nori
                  Francesco NoriIIT Central Research Labs Genovafrancesco.nori(AT)
                    Brayda Luca
                    Brayda LucaIIT Central Research Labs Genovabrayda@luca(AT)
                      Stephen Scott
                      Stephen ScottDepartment of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University.steve.scott(AT)
                        Alessandra Sciutti
                        Alessandra SciuttiIIT Central Research Labs Genovaalessandra.sciutti(AT)



                          Pricing & Registration


                          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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