Neuromorphic engineers design and fabricate artificial neural systems whose organizing principles are based on those of biological nervous systems. This research community has focused on the understanding of low-level sensory processing and systems infrastructure; efforts are now expanding to apply this knowledge and infrastructure to addressing higher-level problems in perception, cognition, and learning. In this 3-week intensive workshop and through the Institute for Neuromorphic Engineering (INE), the mission is to promote interaction between senior and junior researchers; to educate new members of the community; to introduce new enabling fields and applications to the community; to promote on-going collaborative activities emerging from the Workshop, and to promote a self-sustaining research field.
The announcement for the current workshop is available here.
This is a very unconventional and exciting workshop where we bring together experts in neuroscience, neuromorphic engineering, cognitive sciences and robotics to discuss about the open problems in these fields and attempt to find routes to their resolution. We take as our foundation participants members of a group of already related EU groups that are involved in presently funded projects, a number of persons who have been involved in the Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, and additional colleagues and collaborators. The workshop has open and highly interactive discussion sessions in the morning; hands-on projects, tutorial, and hardware and software jamming sessions in the afternoons; and free-form discussions in the evenings, while overseeing the Mediterranean sea in a beautiful and isolated location.