Cancelled - Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Tuesday January 17, 2012 3:00 PM

Probabilistic Models of Sensorimotor Control and Decision Making

Speaker: Daniel Wolpert, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
The effortless ease with which humans move our arms, our eyes, even our lips when we speak masks the true complexity of the control processes involved. This is evident when we try to build machines to perform human control tasks. While computers can now beat grandmasters at chess, no computer can yet control a robot to manipulate a chess piece with the dexterity of a six-year-old child. I will review our recent work on how the humans learn to make skilled movements covering probabilistic models of learning, including Bayesian and structural learning, and the interaction between decision making and sensorimotor control.

Series Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Contact: Tanya Owen at 626-395-8817 tanya@cns.caltech.edu