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From Fingertip Mechanics to Tactile Sensation

  • 13 June 2018 • 14:30 18:00
  • Eurohaptics 2018

It is well known that the dynamics of the interacting finger mediate the human tactile sensation of materials and textures but its contact dynamics also contribute to other aspects of human cognition such as proprioceptive perception and our capacity to dexterously manipulate objects. The broad range of perceptual phenomena stemming from finger mechanics makes it essential to develop further our understanding of the finger behavior during interaction and its perceptual consequences.

Organizers: David Gueorguiev

  • ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science

The inaugural summer school of the joint ETH/MPI Research Network on Learning Systems will feature tutorial lectures and practicals on various topics related to Learning Systems. In particular, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zurich will present introductory and advanced topics in areas such as Statistical Machine Learning, Robotics / Control and Computer Vision.

  • Max Planck Institute Campus, Tübingen, Germany

Multivariate analysis of neuroimaging data has gained ground very rapidly in the community over the past few years, leading to impressive results in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. Pattern recognition and machine learning conferences regularly feature a neuroimaging workshop, while neuroscientific meetings dedicate sessions to new approaches to neural data analysis. Thus, a rich two-way flow has been established between disciplines. It is the goal of the PRNI workshop series to continue facilitating exchange of ideas between scientific communities, with a particular interest in new approaches to the interpretation of neural data driven by new developments in pattern recognition and machine learning.

Organizers: Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

Girls Day

  • 27 March 2014
  • Max Planck Institute Campus, Tübingen, Germany

Organizers: Claudia Daefler