The tactile features that generate the space of tactile inputs correspond to specific contact conditions governed by contact mechanics encoded by the brain. At a fundamental level these features correspond to mathematical invariants which are hypothesized to be learned by the neural circuits of the brain, and for which we recently provided experimental evidence. In this project, we will use a (artificial) deep neural network to learn these invariants from neural recordings and data obtained from stimulating artificial skin.
Identification of neural coding invariants of haptic sensing.
ICL: to learn about predictive coding
ULUND: to investigate deep neural network to learn invariants from neural recordings
Host institution: Actronika
Enrolments (in Doctoral degree): Lunds Universitet
Vincent Hayward, Etienne Burdet
This project is founded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861166 (INTUITIVE)