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Custom built robots

Dr Sae Franklin using a custom-built robotic manipulandum in an experiment to understand how humans control their movements.

Sensorimotor Learning Group (Wolpert Lab)

Movement is the only way we have of interacting with the world, whether foraging for food or attracting a waiter's attention. Indeed, all communication, including speech, sign language, gestures and writing, is mediated via the motor system. Taking this viewpoint, the purpose of the human brain is to use sensory signals to determine future actions. The goal of the lab is to understand the computational principles underlying human sensorimotor control.

The group use theoretical studies, computer simulations, human experiments to examine the basis of skilled motor behaviour.

www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/professor-daniel-wolpert-receives-...

 

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Taken on October 11, 2011