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.



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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                  Nov, 2019

                  Dr Raspopovic received the MS in Biomedical Engineering with full marks from the University of Pisa in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Biorobotics, from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa in 2011. During last years, he worked as the Scientist at Translational Neural Engineering Lab, at CNP, EPFL,

                  Oct, 2019

                  Giorgio Metta is the Scientific Director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). He holds a MSc cum laude (1994) and PhD (2000) in electronic engineering both from the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2002, Giorgio was postdoctoral associate at the MIT AI-Lab. He was previously with the University of Genoa and from 2012 to 2019 Professor of Cognitive

                  Oct, 2019

                  Luca Giulio Brayda obtained his Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2003, studying environmental robustness for automatic speech recognition. His Master Thesis was done in collaboration with the Panasonic Speech Technology Laboratory of Santa Barbara, CA, USA. He also obtained a DEA (diplôme d études

                  Oct, 2019

                  Prof. Hayward was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, where he became a full Professor in 2006 and was Director of the McGill Centre for Intelligent Machines from 2001 to 2004. In 2008, he became an elected a Fellow of the IEEE. During 2017 and 2018, Vincent Hayward was Professor of Tactile Perception

                  Oct, 2019

                  Antonio Bicchi is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and the Chair of Robotics at the University of Pisa. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988 and was a postdoc scholar at M.I.T.  Artificial Intelligence Lab` in 1988–1990.  He teaches  Control Systems and Robotics in the Department of Information Engineering  (DII) of

                  Oct, 2019

                  Alessandra Sciutti was born in Genoa (Italy) in 1982. She received her master’s degree in Bioengineering(highest honors) from the University of Genoa in 2006. The same year she graduated at the Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies – ISICT ( Alessandra received her Ph.D.

                  Oct, 2019

                  Francesco Noriwas born in Padova in 1976. He received his D.Eng. degree (highest honors) from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2002. During the year 2002 he was a member of the  UCLA Vision Lab as a visiting student under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Soatto, University of California Los Angeles. During this collaboration period he started


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