Nengo, robots and SpiNNaker - Introduction and hands-on session


We will be bringing several pushbot robots that can be controlled using Nengo and the NEF. Nengo comes with a Basal Ganglia and Thalamus model which can be used to quickly build biologically plausible robotic control systems capable of selecting from amongst a number of possible actions. How these actions are chosen can be learnt online using either supervised or reinforcement learning techniques.

Larger models built using the NEF can be accelerated using a SpiNNaker system, of which we will have several.


Sounds good ! Did you plan to do only the hands on session or will you participate to the hackathon as well?


Thanks - If anyone’s interested, I think both!