NMU PRESENTS SEMINAR ON BEHAVIORAL ROBOTICS

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University psychology department will present a colloquium on “Behavioral Robotics with Digital Braitenberg Vehicles.” Jeffrey Horn, NMU mathematics and computer science professor, will give the presentation from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in 167 Gries Hall.

Horn will discuss experimentation with digital versions of V. Braitenberg’s vehicles, in which simple and limited structures can encode sophisticated behaviors.  According to Horn, his department is using both 2D and 3D software simulators to build a real robot that can test their hand-coded strategies. Their ultimate goal is to evolve new vehicles with emergent behaviors in a new field known as “Evolutionary Robotics.”

This event is free to the public.  For more information contact the NMU psychology department at 906-227-2935.



Prepared By
Becky Kratz
news_bureau