Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop

June 25 - July 14, 2022

Bodo Rueckauer co-organized a topic area on “Lifelong Learning at Scale (L2S): From Neuroscience Theory to Robotic Applications”, in which 30 participants were involved.

The L2S topic area studied bio-inspired continual learning – the ability of an agent to acquire useful representations, form memories, and learn new skills in a continual flow of signals, generated by observing or acting in an environment. Invited experts from computational neuroscience (Michael Berry, Princeton), deep learning (Hava Siegelmann, UMass), neuromorphic circuits (Shantanu Chakrabartty, WUSTL and Rajit Manohar, Yale), neuromorphic processing (Garrick Orchard and Andreas Wild, Intel), and robotics (Tobias Fischer and Michael Milford, QUT) taught participants the necessary background and stimulated the development of novel algorithms. Participants deployed these algorithms on robotic platforms (e.g., "Durin" platform loaned to us by Jorg Conradt, KTH) with vision sensors and low-power processors.



Dutch Popular Science Program ATLAS 

Dutch TV show ATLAS

10 Nov 2021

Mensen die blind zijn weer kunnen laten zien, het kan. Jaarlijks verliezen 40 miljoen mensen hun zicht. In het Herseninstituut onderzoeken ze een nieuwe techniek. Met behulp van chips helpen ze blinden om weer te kijken. Wat zie je dan? Elisabeth probeert het uit. 


The Eye and the Chip

12th World Research Congress on the Relationship between Neurobiology and Nano-Electronics Focusing on Artificial Vision 

May 3 - May 5, 2021

Eduardo Fernández, Xing Chen, and Leilli Soo gave talks at the Eye and the Chip, which is a research congress that seeks to marry the most recent advances in nanoelectronics and neurobiology – to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind as a result of many eye conditions, diseases and injuries. Results from the congress will advance the day when many persons now blind recover some level of useful vision. At this collaborative event, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology brings together more than 30 authorities from various vision science and technology fields. 

Lectures for STEM Education

The Healing Powers of Electricity, and What Microsystems Engineers Need to Do to Release Them 

March 2021

Maria Asplund gives online lecture to the Schüler-Ingenieur-Akademie of the Ursula-Gymnasium in Freiburg, to attract more women to study Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik (MINT) programs at the university.  

November 2020

Maria Asplund gives invited talk on visual prostehtics and neurotechnology at the “Women in Science” event on Biomedical Engineering, targeting an audience of young women (age 14‐20) in Guatemala.


Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop


June 27 - July 15, 2021

In this years's Telluride workshop, three members of the NeuraViPeR consortium organized a topic area on Sensori-Motor Integration. The goal of this topic area was to apply principles of brain-inspired sensori-motor control as observed in biological organisms to artificial agents in a naturalistic simulated environment for solving navigation tasks. The projects aligned well with the algorithmic research within NeuraViPeR and led to fruitful and ongoing collaboration.