Guest Talk: Wolfram Burgard

09. März 2015
CITEC Lecture Hall

BrainLinks-BrainTools - From Brain-controlled Robots to Robot-controlled Brains

The study of brain function and the clinical treatment of its pathologies, such as movement disorders and epilepsy, have greatly benefited from dedicated technical tools for the direct interaction with neuronal signals at the
microscopic and macroscopic levels. However, a much wider spectrum of patients could benefit from the solution of scientific, medical, and technical challenges in neurotechnology. The overall scientific goal of the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools is to raise the bi-directional interaction between
technical instruments and the brain to a new level by developing flexible yet stable and adaptive yet robust applications of hybrid brain-machine interface systems. BrainLinks-BrainTools is a coherent effort of neuroscientists,
engineers, and computer scientists. In this presentation, I will provide an overview about the ongoing activities and projects in BrainLinks-BrainTools and I will also highlight recent results about robots controlled by devices
reading out brain activity and for devices that can be implanted into the brain for direct stimulation of neuronal matter.