Lausanne, January 12.-14, 2016
Read about the winter school in our blog report
From bio-inspired to bio-hybrid (robotic) systems
ASSISIbf Winter School (PDF)
The goal of the winter school is to present the transition from bio-inspired systems, that are focused on developing technology, to bio-hybrid systems, where technology is in symbiosis with living systems. These bio-hybrid systems can make the best use of the properties of both components: biological and technological. For this, both systems and their interactions need to be modeled, in a more detailed way than for bio-inspired systems. During the school, examples will come from hybrid systems involving robots and bees, fish and plants. The school will consist of four main parts: a preparation (article reading), lectures, practicals, and a reporting part for students who would like to submit the result of their practical work for evaluation.