Summer School

BCBT addresses students and researchers involved in research in the ambit of  “Bio-ICT convergence” "Brain Inspired ICT" and “cognitive systems and robotics”.  

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BCBT offers a great opportunity to learn and exchange ideas with researchers from different fields.

BCBT is positioned at the interface between cognitive systems, robotics, biology,  neuroscience and technology

BCBT offers a multi-disciplinary research environment where students get involved in several projects proposed by the BCBT scientific committee.

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The Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school. Barcelona, Spain, Sept 2-13, 2013

BCBT is an annual international summer school that promotes a shared systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and its possible emulation in artificial systems. BCBT addresses students and researchers involved in research at the interface between brains and technology such as in the ambit of  “Bio-ICT convergence” "Brain Inspired ICT" and “cognitive systems and robotics”. BCBT2013 is co-organized and supported by the European project Convergence Science Network of Biomimetics and NeuroTechnology, CSNII, and by Goal Leaders " Biologically-constrained architectures for the next generation of adaptive robots”. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures from prominent scientists in the field of brain research, neuroscience, artificial intelligent and related fields. Students will also attend tutorials and work on projects that will be presented at the end of the 2 weeks of the summer school

First week

Principles in Biological Systems: from micro to macroscale complexity

Morning: 2-3 Lectures
Afternoon/Evening: 1-2 Tutorials
Simulation techniques, robot control techniques, experimental design, analysis methods, etc.
combined with work on projects.

see programme HERE

Second week

Biologically-constrained architectures for the next generation of adaptive Goal-Directed Robots

Morning: Lectures
Afternoon/Evening: Tutorials
Project work, and final presentation.                                                                                                                                                                            

see programme HERE

Program Committee

Paul Verschure (chair)  SPECS, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES
Giovanni Pezullo (co-chair) Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Rome, Italy
Tony Prescott (co-chair) University of Sheffield, UK
Anna Mura  (co-chair) SPECS, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES

ORGANIZERS