Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology

  • The new IMBIT building, Source: Heinle, Wischer and partner

  • Minister of Finance Edith Sitzmann, BrainLinks-BrainTools Coordinator Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard und PD Dr. Tonio Ball at the ceremony when the foundation stone has been laid (Photo: Thomas Kunz)

Georges-Köhler-Allee 201.

The new research building for Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology; short: IMBIT, is being constructed here.

The overall aim of the research activities performed in IMBIT is the exploration of neurobiological mechanisms, as well as the technical and medical basics for longterm applicability of neuronal interfaces towards bidirectional interaction between the brain and novel autonomous robotic systems, all the way up to practicable applications. 

Thus, IMBIT is the consequent further research development of the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence, and it will reinforce the focus on neurotechnology research at Freiburg University.

IMBIT integrates three closely linked fields of research: Microsystems Technology (NeuroProbes), Experimental Neurotechnology (NeuroCore), and Robotics (NeuroRob).

The design of the building depicts a clear cubic body, embracing a quiet green patio. The three research areas are located on three levels, surrounding the inner courtyard in an U-shape. In a vis-á-vis formation, offices face outward and labs inward.

At the front of the building, central functions as meeting room, central communication areas as well as the administration offices are located. These areas are reached by a stairway open to all three levels, thus enhancing interdisciplinary exchange.

 

 

Key Facts of the building

  • Construction period|2016 - 2020
  • Floors|3 (incl. technology floor)
  • Area [m²]|3087
  • Space for employees|115
  • Granted total costs|36,77 Mio €

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