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Dr Helmut Hauser


My research is focused on bio-inspired robotics. I am especially interesting in morphological computation (embodiment), which based on observations in nature, understands that the body of biological systems (animals, plants, etc.) is able to carry out complex computational tasks without using the brain or any other neural circuitry. I am interested in understanding the underlaying principles of how complex physical properties of biological systems are exploited to facilitate learning and controlling tasks, and how these principles can be employed to design better robots and novel sensor technologies. As a result I am looking in collaboration with biologists for unconventional solutions using soft materials (soft robotics) to design and build intelligent robots with intelligent bodies.

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  • Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Morphological Computation
  • Soft Robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • Embodiment
  • Unconventional Robotics