Robot footballers in the name of science
It's about precision, tactics, endurance - and of course goals! Are we talking about the World Cup? In a manner of speaking. Just not the one we are following in the media right now.
But the commitment with which robot footballers compete in various leagues and in the RoboCup is no less inferior than the ambitions of professional footballers. And they do this to serve a higher purpose. Because above all, the well-oiled and excellently programmed machine kickers are serving science. In what way?
You can find out from Prof. Dr. Joschka Bödecker, Assistant Professor for Neurorobotics, University of Freiburg. He will first introduce you to the world of football robotics and then use concrete examples to show you how findings from the Titan's sporting struggle are incorporated into very concrete neuroscientific research. Afterwards you can experience first hand how robots learn to learn. And maybe even win a little surprise.
Have we sparked your curiosity? Then we look forward to your visit - and promise you an entertaining evening that will give you a completely new outlook on the connection between neuroscience, technology, medicine and sport.
The "Science Jams" are a series of events organised by the Bernstein Center Freiburg www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de and the BrainLinks-BrainTools (Nexus Experiments) Excellence Cluster www.nexusexperiments.uni-freiburg.de/blog-events/. They present science in unusual contexts - far away from lecture halls and seminar rooms. The event is aimed at the general public. The number of seats is limited, a reservation is unfortunately not possible. Admission is free. Information about upcoming events can be found at www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de/werkstatt .