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1er Premio en UPM_innovatech 2T Challenge Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Saturday, 12 December 2020
El equipo ASLab se ha presentado al UPM_innovatech 2T Challenge obteniendo el 1er Premio.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 December 2020 )
Tesis de Carlos Hernandez Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Thursday, 03 October 2013
La tesis de Carlos Hernandez será defendida el 17 de octubre a las 12:30 en el aula Artigas.

Model-based Self-awareness Patterns for Autonomy

This thesis is an solid advance in the formulation and technical reification of the ASys Principles of model-based self-cognition. See ASys Project.

It has produced theoretical models and technical assets for having systems self-handle at run- time for robust autonomy. For that purpose, it has focused on the biologically inspired capability of self-awareness, and explored the possibilities to embed it into the very architecture of software-intensive control systems. The proposed approach goes beyond the customary applications in mobile robotics into the deep waters of autonomous systems domain engineering.


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 October 2013 )
The HPB Flagship Project has been Approved Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Sunday, 03 February 2013
The Human Brain Project (HPB) has been approved. The proposal won the top European Science Funding as a FET Flagship Project. The project, in which UPM ASLab takes part, tries to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations and use them to create health and ICT technology.

The "Human Brain Project" (HBP) will build a large, multiobjective experimental facility to develop a detailed, running model of the human brain.

This model will be used to study how the human brain works and to develop technologies of applicability to humans -e.g. personalized treatment of neurological diseases- and artifacts -e.g. control systems for robots. This research lays the scientific and technical basis for neuro-inspired ICT technology that has the potential to improve enormously the quality of life of many people. Image

Visit the Human Brain Project website.
Get the Human Brain Project report for Europe.

UPM ASLab work is focused in the construction and operation of the Neurorobotics Facility. This is an experimental platform for the evaluation of robot control architectures that have been reverse-engineerned from the brain. The purpose of this work is the creation of bodies where to exploit the computer-based, simulated brains. The robot bodies will be both virtual and physical, offering tools (the HBP Virtual Robot Designer) to researchers to customize the bodies according to their needs to perform neuroscience or cognitive science experiments. Our specific work is mostly related to the real-time computing infrastructures that are needed to couple the brains with the bodies (the HBP Closed Loop Engine) and the support of HBP researchers in the use of the neurorobotics platform for their experiments.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 February 2013 )
Arturo's MThesis: Higgs reconfigures! Print E-mail
Written by Carlos Hernandez   
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Last September 16 Arturo Bajuelos succesfully defended his MS Thesis at UPM: Improving Robustness in Robotic Navigation by Using a Self-Reconfigurable Control System.

Arturo's work is the first result of the ASys technology for online reconfiguration in the robotic control testbed.

More details in the following links:


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 September 2011 )
Machine Consciousness 2011: Self, Integration and Explanation Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Thursday, 17 March 2011
The workshop Machine Consciousness 2011: Self, Integration and Explanation is a symposium to be held in conjunction with the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour 2011 (AISB 2011). This event will take place on April 4-7, 2011 at the University of York, UK.

From the conference website:

"Machine Consciousness (MC) concerns itself with the creation of artefacts which have, or model, mental characteristics typically associated with consciousness such as (self-) awareness, emotion, affect, phenomenal states, imagination, etc."

"Machine Consciousness 2011 will host contributions that are based on actual or potentially implemented models, either in the sense that they detail actual or potential artefacts or that they seriously engage with previous published work or models, either by critiquing or extending that work. We favour new work - even if preliminary - over work which has received multiple publication elsewhere."

For more information on MC2011, please consult the MC2011 Website.

ASLab people (RS,CH,GS) will participate with a half-engineering half-philosophy contribution titled: Consciousness, Meaning and the Future Phenomenology.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 May 2011 )
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