Human Brain Project Exhibition Day, Friday 23rd March 2018

Level I Galleries, London Science Museum





08.30 Registration


09.00 Introduction the HBP Innovation Forum Exhibition Day

Chair: Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Robotics and Director of Sheffield Robotics, University of Sheffield.


09.10 Brains and Computers – The European Human Brain Project

Karlheinz Meier, Professor of Experimental Physics, Vice-Chair of the Science and Infrastructure Board and member of the Directorate of the Human Brain Project


09.50 The Innovation Strategy of the Human Brain Project

Patrick Haouat, CEO of Erdyn and consultant to the Human Brain Project on Innovation


10.30 The Innovation Journey

Sebastian Conran, CEO of Sebastian Conran Associates and Consequential Robotics.


11.10 Coffee, Networking and Exhibition


11.40 Brain-inspired Innovation

Paul Verschure, Research Professor, Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA), Director SPECS lab, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, CEO of Eodyne Systems S.L.


12.20 Innovating with Emerging and Enabling Technologies

Paul Mason, Director – Emerging & Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency


13.00 Buffet Lunch


14.00 Exhibition (with refreshments) and Research Showcase (short talks)


Research Showcase Talks

14:00   WhiskEye: the robot rat that sees and whisks. Martin Pearson, Bristol Robotics Lab.

14:15   Investigating the human brain’s predictive power at multiple scales – from single synapses to whole brains. Lars Muckli, Glasgow University.

14:30   Neuromorphic chips, smart vision, and real-world behavioural neuroscience. Robert Sachdev, Humboldt University, Berlin.

14:45   Theoretical Neuroscience: from neurons to large-scale networks and virtual brains. Petra Ritter, The European Institute of Theoretical Neuroscience.

15:00   Analysis of brain data. Aureli Soria-Frisch, StarLab

15:15  TBA.

15:30   Novel brain activity interpretation. Nathan Intrator, School of Computer Science and Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, and Neurosteer LTD.

15:45   Computers like Brains – How brain science can guide the design of novel computers. Simon Davidson, University of Manchester.

16:00   MiRo: A robot that thinks like an animal, Tony Prescott, Consequential Robotics Ltd and Sheffield Robotics.

16:15   The Rehabilitation Gaming System: Grounding Virtual Reality stroke rehabilitation in brain theory. Paul Verschure or Santiago Brandi, Eodyne Ltd.

16:30   Cyberselves: Exploring the world of humanoid robots. Daniel Camilleri, Sheffield Robotics/Sheffield University.

16:45   TBA.