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International Focus Workshop: Principles of Biological and Robotic Navigation

29.08.2016 (Monday) - 31.08.2016 (Wednesday) , 08:00 - 08:00
Nöthnitzer Straße 38 01187 Dresden

Cells, organisms, and man-made robots use sen- sory information to navigate in complex environ- ments. What are the underlying navigation strate- gies and control circuits? This interdisciplinary focus workshop will bring together biologists, physicists, and engineers interested in biological and bio-inspired motility control, and will address the principles that make navigation robust in the presence of noise and incomplete information.

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Topics include

  • Navigation strategies of cells and organisms
  • Robots and autonomous motility control
  • Chemotaxis, phototaxis, thermotaxis
  • Information theory of navigation
  • Sensori-motor feedbacks
  • Fluctuations and theory of robust control
  • Gradient sensing at the micron-scale
  • Sensory adaptation and memory
  • Spatial learning
  • Steering in complex environments
  • Game-theoretic trade-off choices
  • Evolutionary adaptation

Invited speakers

Luis Alvarez (DE)
Nihat Ay (DE)
Eberhard Bodenschatz (DE)
Raymond Goldstein (UK)
Fumiya Iida (UK)
Gáspár Jékely (DE)
Gerd Kempermann (DE)
Anthony Leonardo (US)
Matthieu Louis (ES)
Peter Thomas (US)
Massimo Vergassola (US)
Barbara Webb (UK)

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