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000225808 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.3389/fnbot.2017.00002
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000225808 02470 $$2ISI$$a000392652800001
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000225808 245__ $$aConnecting Artificial Brains to Robots in a Comprehensive Simulation Framework: The Neurorobotics Platform
000225808 260__ $$bFrontiers Media Sa$$c2017$$aLausanne
000225808 269__ $$a2017
000225808 300__ $$a23
000225808 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000225808 520__ $$aCombined efforts in the fields of neuroscience, computer science, and biology allowed to design biologically realistic models of the brain based on spiking neural networks. For a proper validation of these models, an embodiment in a dynamic and rich sensory environment, where the model is exposed to a realistic sensory-motor task, is needed. Due to the complexity of these brain models that, at the current stage, cannot deal with real-time constraints, it is not possible to embed them into a real-world task. Rather, the embodiment has to be simulated as well. While adequate tools exist to simulate either complex neural networks or robots and their environments, there is so far no tool that allows to easily establish a communication between brain and body models. The Neurorobotics Platform is a new web-based environment that aims to fill this gap by offering scientists and technology developers a software infrastructure allowing them to connect brain models to detailed simulations of robot bodies and environments and to use the resulting neurorobotic systems for in silico experimentation. In order to simplify the workflow and reduce the level of the required programming skills, the platform provides editors for the specification of experimental sequences and conditions, environments, robots, and brain-body connectors. In addition to that, a variety of existing robots and environments are provided. This work presents the architecture of the first release of the Neurorobotics Platform developed in subproject 10 "Neurorobotics" of the Human Brain Project (HBP). 1 At the current state, the Neurorobotics Platform allows researchers to design and run basic experiments in neurorobotics using simulated robots and simulated environments linked to simplified versions of brain models. We illustrate the capabilities of the platform with three example experiments: a Braitenberg task implemented on a mobile robot, a sensory-motor learning task based on a robotic controller, and a visual tracking embedding a retina model on the iCub humanoid robot. These use-cases allow to assess the applicability of the Neurorobotics Platform for robotic tasks as well as in neuroscientific experiments.
000225808 6531_ $$aneurorobotics
000225808 6531_ $$arobot simulation
000225808 6531_ $$abrain simulation
000225808 6531_ $$asoftware architectures
000225808 6531_ $$arobot programming
000225808 6531_ $$aweb technologies
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aFalotico, Egidio
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aVannucci, Lorenzo
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aAmbrosano, Alessandro
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aAlbanese, Ugo
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aUlbrich, Stefan
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aTieck, Juan Camilo Vasquez
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, Dept Software Engn SE, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aHinkel, Georg
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aKaiser, Jacques
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aPeric, Igor
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, Dept Software Engn SE, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aDenninger, Oliver
000225808 700__ $$uInst Super Tecn, Inst Sistemas & Robot, Comp & Robot Vis Lab, Lisbon, Portugal$$aCauli, Nino
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aKirtay, Murat
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aRoennau, Arne
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aKlinker, Gudrun
000225808 700__ $$uFortiss GmbH, Munich, Germany$$aVon Arnim, Axel
000225808 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, BBP, Geneva, Switzerland$$aGuyot, Luc
000225808 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, BBP, Geneva, Switzerland$$aPeppicelli, Daniel
000225808 700__ $$aMartinez-Canada, Pablo
000225808 700__ $$aRos, Eduardo
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aMaier, Patrick
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aWeber, Sandro
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aHuber, Manuel
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aPlecher, David
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aRoehrbein, Florian
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aDeser, Stefan
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aRoitberg, Alina
000225808 700__ $$aVan Der Smagt, Patrick
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aDillman, Ruediger
000225808 700__ $$uFZI Res Ctr Informat Technol, ISPE IDS TKS, Dept Intelligent Syst & Prod Engn, Karlsruhe, Germany$$aLevi, Paul
000225808 700__ $$uScuola Super Sant Anna, BioRobot Inst, Pontedera, Italy$$aLaschi, Cecilia
000225808 700__ $$uTech Univ Munich, Dept Informat, Garching, Germany$$aKnoll, Alois C.
000225808 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, BBP, Geneva, Switzerland$$aGewaltig, Marc-Oliver
000225808 773__ $$j11$$tFrontiers In Neurorobotics$$q2
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