Workshop

Embodied locomotion mechanisms in animals and robots: from morphological to neural computations

Date: September 18 (afternoon), 2024

Biological walking systems show adaptive locomotion strategies to deal with different situations. Neurophysiological studies have revealed that adaptive locomotion emerges from dynamical interactions of neural activities, plasticity, musculoskeletal systems, and the environment (embodied sensorimotor interactions). However, understanding this embodied locomotion mechanism and achieving this on legged robots remains a grand challenge. Thus, our workshop “Embodied locomotion mechanisms in animals and robots: from morphological to neural computations” will bring together leading experts working in the domains of bio-inspired control of legged robots to present their recent achievements in understanding and achieving the adaptive locomotion mechanism in animals and robots from morphological to neural computations, as well as the implementation on robots.

The half-day workshop is composed of the following parts:

We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you in Kyoto, Japan!


Workshop organizers:

Poramate Manoonpong, Shinya Aoi, and Yuichi Ambe


List of speakers: