Computational principles of sensorimotor learning


Start Time:13 Sep 2009

End Time:15 Sep 2009

Where:Kloster Irsee, Kloster Irsee, Germany

The aim of this two-day workshop is to bring together researchers from human motor control, robotics, and other disciplines to discuss new trends in the area of computational motor control. The workshop is funded by the European Science Foundation, within the European Research Network for Investigating Human Sensorimotor Function in Health and Disease (ERNI-HSF) under the direction of Stephen Jackson (Nottingham). To facilitate interactions and discussion the workshop will be restricted in size and will be held at a conference centre in the beautiful and historic Kloster Irsee monastery in Southern Germany. Each of the two workshop days will start with an invited keynote tutorial by Reza Shadmehr (Johns Hopkins) and Stefan Schaal (USC), highlighting computational learning mechanisms from error-based learning or adaptation, imitation to reinforcement learning. The tutorials will be followed by invited presentations from key research workers across Europe and the USA. Confirmed speakers are: Andrew Barto (UMass), David Knill (Rochester), John Krakauer (Columbia), Maurice Smith (Harvard), Dagmar Sternard (Northeastern), Emo Todorov (UC San Diego), Jan Peters (Max-Planck Inst, Tuebingen), Sethu Vijayakumar (Edinburgh), Julia Trommershaeuser (Giessen), Jeroen Smeets (Vrije Universiteit), Daniel Brown (Freiburg), Etienne Burdet (Imperial College), Joern Diedrichsen (Bangor), Chris Miall (Birmingham) and Daniel Wolpert (Cambridge). There will also be open presentations and posters. All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentations. Four abstracts will be selected by the organizers as oral presentations.

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