Course information

Course title
Biomimetic Robot Navigation
University / Organization
Radboud University
The Netherlands
Academic level
Both Msc and PhD
Donders Institute
Course director
Course lecturer(s)
Tansu Celikel Proffesor and Chair of Neurophysiology & Department Head Department of Neurophysiology Donders Institute Ronny Hartanto Professor of Technical Computer Science & Head of the Robotics Laboratory Faculty of Technology and Bionics Hochschule Rhein-Waal
Course aim
After this course you are able to: - Describe how brain performs sensorimotor computations, - Build your own robotic car and program it, - Reproduce the brain’s sensorimotor computations in a robotic agent, - Generalize the robotic control algorithms across contexts.
Course contents / programme
Would you like your mobile robot to navigate autonomously just like animals find their way in an unknown environment? Then come and join us in this Summer School to build your own robocar and teach it how to navigate without a map. The Summer School consists of lectures and hands-on laboratory practicals. Morning sessions are devoted to classroom lectures that will provide you with in-depth information about biomimetic animal navigation and control algorithms. In the afternoon you will have hands-on practicals during which you will build your own robotic car and deploy navigation algorithms to get ready for a robotic navigation competition on Friday afternoon.
Required Knowledge and preparation
Teaching methods
Course type
Summer School
Consecutive days
Online course
Duration (net days)
2 ECTS credits
Course fee
€780, 10-25% early bird + partner discount if you apply before March 1, 2019.
Direct e-mail to register
Paper submission required?
- Motivation letter - CV (including list of relevant prior coursework and grades) - 1-2 reference letters (strongly recommended)
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front approval