Menu Close

IWNND 2019: 1st International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders

IWNND 2019: 1st International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders

2nd of April , 2019 (Tuesday)

Venue: Postgraduate Centre Auditorium (PG.G01)

Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, UK

The first “International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders” is a scientific event and a platform for exchange between researchers, technology developers and clinicians around commercial and/or research application of Neurorobotics in the context of neural disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Neurorobotics is at the intersection of robotics and neuroscience and focus on implementing neurobiological structures underlying animal behaviour in robots. In this way, neurorobotics can facilitate the investigation of the mechanisms of neural disorders and support the development of techniques that can inform new therapies and be used as an alternative to animal experiments. 

The workshop will discuss promising approaches and challenges for robotics community regarding the study of neural disorders. It will be a great chance to meet our invited speakers and network with fellow roboticists and neuroscientists plus a world-class audience from Universities, Research Institutions and Companies.

The first “International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders” is a scientific event and a platform for exchange between researchers, technology developers and clinicians around commercial and/or research application of Neurorobotics in the context of neural disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Neurorobotics is at the intersection of robotics and neuroscience and focus on implementing neurobiological structures underlying animal behaviour in robots. In this way, neurorobotics can facilitate the investigation of the mechanisms of neural disorders and support the development of techniques that can inform new therapies and be used as an alternative to animal experiments. 

The workshop will discuss promising approaches and challenges for robotics community regarding the study of neural disorders. It will be a great chance to meet our invited speakers and network with fellow roboticists and neuroscientists plus a world-class audience from Universities, Research Institutions and Companies.

Preliminary Programme

08h15 - 08h45

Registration

08h45 - 08h55

Opening

Dr Patrícia A. Vargas
Heriot-Watt University
Event Chair
UK
Dr Renan Moioli
Federal University of
Rio Grande do Norte
Event Chair
Brazil

09h00 - 09h50

Overview of the clinical problems in Parkinson’s disease

Dr Stuart Jamieson
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
UK

09h50 - 10h40

Non-parametric directionality: theory and application to cortico-basal ganglia circuits in parkinsonian rat

Dr David Halliday
University of York
UK

10h40 - 11h00

Coffee Break

11h00 - 11h50

Neurorobotics

Prof Paul Verschure
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies
Spain

11h50 - 12h00

Heriot-Watt University and the "Year of Health"

Prof Richard Williams
Heriot-Watt University
Principal
UK

12h00 - 13h30

Lunch

13h30 - 14h20

Predicting the effects of deep brain stimulation using a computational model

Dr Gihan Weerasinghe
University of Oxford
UK

14h20-15h10

Understanding of animal behaviour from computer models of neural circuits and robotics

Dr Seb James
University of Sheffield
UK

15h15 - 16h00

Panel: "Promising approaches and challenges for Neurorobotics community regarding the study of neural disorders"

16h00 - 17h30

Closing Cocktail

Organising Committee

Organising Committee

General Chairs

Programme Chair

Local Chair

Registration Chair

Webmaster

Patrícia A. Vargas
Heriot-Watt University
UK
Renan Moioli
Federal University of
Rio Grande do Norte
Brazil
Michael Lones
Heriot-Watt University
UK
Siobhan Duncan
Heriot-Watt University
UK
Jhielson M. Pimentel
Heriot-Watt University
UK
Jhielson M. Pimentel
Heriot-Watt University
UK

Sponsors

Sponsors