The Neural Microcircuits of Problem-solving and Goal-directed Behavior
What are the neuro-computational principles of the advanced problem-solving capabilities that we observe in higher animals like corvids and primates, and how can we use those principles as the basis for a computational model in an acting robot?
Dr. Manfred Eppe and Prof. Stefan Wermter from the Knowledge Technology group have been awarded a grant within the Experiment! programme of the Volkswagen Stiftung (acceptance rate for this programme is below 5%) to address this question within the project "The Neural Microcircuits of Problem-solving and Goal-directed Behavior".
The aim of this high-risk/high-gain project is to design and build a computational model of neural problem-solving
PIs: Dr. Manfred Eppe, Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter