Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Artificial brains for robots?

Roland Piquepaille writes, "An international team of European
researchers has implanted
an artificial cerebellum -- the portion of the brain that controls
motor functions -- inside a robotic system. This EU-funded project is
dubbed SENSOPAC, an acronym for
"SENSOrimotor structuring of perception and action for emerging
cognition". One of the goals of this project is to design robots able to
interact with humans in a natural way. This project, which should be
completed at the end of 2009, also wants to produce robots which would
act as home-helpers for disabled people, such as persons affected by
neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease."
For more
details on this story, see Roland's blog entry on


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