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Training Events

International School on Touch for Prosthetics (2020)

  • When: 21st and 28th September, 5th and 12th October 2020
  • Where: Online
  • Tags: BIO, ART, PRO
  • Topics:
    • Biology of touch sensing ;
    • Invasive tactile feedback ;
    • Non-invasive tactile feedback ;
    • Control of prosthetic devices ;
    • Soft skills: team building, human resources management, entrepreneurship, IPR, ethics

Minisymposium NER21

  • When: 4th May, 2021
  • Where: 2021 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)
  • Tags: BIO, ART, PRO, ROB
  • Topics:
    • Improving Manipulation Performance of Mobile Robots Using Tactile Sensors;
    • Development of a Soft Zwitterionic Coating for Chronic Intrafascicular Peripheral Nerve Implants ;

    • Studying Population Coding in Human Tactile Afferents Using Large Scale Neural Simulations ;

    • Active Touch in Biology, Prosthetics and Robotics

International School on Touch for Robotics (2021)

Where: TBA 


  • Topics:
    • Neural coding for touch and behaviour (S. Panzeri, M. Diamond);
    • Event-driven perception for robotics (E. Chicca, C. Bartolozzi);
    • Control for grasping and manipulation (L. Natale, R. Haschke);
    • Object exploration and recognition (L. Natale, H. Ritter);
    • Tactile perception and memory (T. Prescott, M. Diamond);
    • Touch technologies for robots (R. Dahiya, C. Bartolozzi)
    • Soft-skills: project management, scientific writing, best practice in science, European Researcher code of conduct, open science, FAIR data management
  • Invited speakers TBA

International School on Technologies for Touch Activity (2022)

  • Where: University of Glasgow
  • Tags: ART, COMP, TECH
  • Topics:
    • Spiking models of tactile transduction (H. Saal); Sensors and transduction for touch (R.Dahiya, C. Bartolozzi);
    • 3D printed prosthetics with embedded touch sensing (R. Dahiya);
    • Sensory encoding and feature extraction (E. Chicca, T. Heed);
    • Embedded processing with spiking neural networks (E. Chicca)
    • Soft-skills: dissemination and public engagement, Gender Equality, Quality management
  • Invited  speakers TBA

WHC workshop "Neuromorphic Haptics - Transitioning From Touch Sensors to Perception."

Where: Delft


  • Topics:
    • Computational models of biological touch and tools for analysing the neural code related to touch sensing and perception

    • Synergies and differences between neuromorphic approaches for different sensory modalities (vision, haptics, auditory, olfaction)

    • Neuromorphic hardware for distributed computing and communication, from circuits to systems design and fabrication

    • Tactile sensing and processing neuromorphic circuits design on flexible and unconventional substrates

  • Invited speakers TBA

Training Resources

Training Events – International Schools

Three intensive international schools each focussing on one of the application areas of the project: Prosthetics, Robotics and Technologies for touch. 5 days of research related frontal lectures in the morning, hands-on tutorials, coding sessions or discussion groups in the afternoon and invited talks in the evenings. Two days will be dedicated to soft skills training.

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Develop information theoretic methods, based on the new concept of intersection information, to measure how much tactile information carried by a spiking neural code is used to implement specific behaviors in perceptual-guided tasks.

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