The Human Brain Project - Neurorobotics
  • Brains for Robots: Simulated Brains and Brain-Body-Coupling
  • Bodies for Robots: Development of real bodies and their counterparts in the virtual world
  • Neurorobotics Platform: How can we design the future Neurorobots? Which brain can be combined with which body for which task?
  • Learning for Neurorobots: How can it learn what I want it do do?
  • Computing Substrates - Harnessing the Power of the latest Developments in Computer Technologies: HPC, SpiNNaker, Neuromorphics

The Human Brain Project

The European Commission has selected the Human Brain Project as one of its two Flagship projects. Over the course of 10 years the HBP will create an integrated system of six ICT platforms, one dedicated to Neurorobotics. The Neurorobotics Subproject of the HBP is coordinated by a research group led by Prof. Alois Knoll.

The Human Brain Project is part of the FET Flagship Programme, which is a new initiative launched by the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative. The goal is to encourage visionary, “mission-oriented” research with the potential to deliver breakthroughs in information technology with major benefits for European society and industry. The Commission envisages the Flagship program as a highly ambitious initiative involving close collaboration with National and Regional funding agencies, industry and partners from outside the European Union.



ISC High Performance Event 2016

Date: June 19-23, 2016

Venue: Frankfurt am Main, Germany


This years ISC High Percormance Conference will focus on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields and commercial environments. As the first speaker Dr. Florian Röhrbein will present "Neurorobotics in the Human Brain Project", Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 11:00 am - 11:30 am, for the "Neurorobotics & Supercomputing: The Human Braun Project & Other Human &...

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Full-day Tutorial on „Virtual Neurorobotics in the Human Brain Project“ at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)


Date: October 9-14, 2016

Venue: Daejeon, Korea



The theme of this year's IROS conference is ’Road to companionship with intelligent robots in everyday life and workspaces’. Stefan Ulbrich, Rüdiger Dillman, Egidio Falotico and Cecilia Laschi will present the full-day tutorial titled 'Virtual Neurorobotics in the Human Brain Project' divided into invited talks and a hands-on session showing the capabilities of the HBP...

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NEST user workshop 2016

Date: 3-4 November 2016

Venue: Karlsruhe, Germany


The theme of this year’s NEST user workshop is “Motor control and reinforcement learning with spiking networks“. It will take place at the FZI Research center for information technology ( in...

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