Locomotion and Navigation from Flies to Robots
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About The Event
Animals have to move in order to accomplish fundamental tasks such as foraging, migration and mating. They navigate the environment by collecting information through their senses, integrating the different inputs and generating a motor response that finally results in efficient search strategies. How do different organisms solve similar problems? Are there unifying principles? How are neural circuits organized so as to direct appropriate behavior? Can animal behavior provide useful inspiration for robotics applications? Can results from decision-making theory improve our understanding of animal behavior? How can physical and mathematical modeling contribute to advance our knowledge? This workshop aims at gathering physicists, biologists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists to offer their diverse perspectives and explore new directions for research and opportunities for collaborations in this rapidly developing field.
List of invited speakers: 1 BANDI Mahesh M., OIST 2 BHANDAWAT Vikas, Duke University 3 CARDÉ Ring, UC Riverside 4 CASAS Jerome, U. Tours 5 GAGLIARDO Anna, Pisa, Italy 6 GOLDMAN Daniel, Georgia Tech 7 GRAVISH Nick, UC San Diego 8 HU David L., Georgia Tech 9 NAGEL Katherine, NYU 10 NATHAN Ran, Jerusalem, Israel 11 RAMANATHAN Sharad, Harvard 12 ROUAULT Hervé, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus 13 SAMUEL Aravinthan DT, Harvard 14 STEPHENS Greg J., Amsterdam, Netherlands 15 YOVEL Yossi, Tel-Aviv University
Link to workshop website: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8698/