Gemin lecture on “A positioning system in the brain”

Associated professor Trygve Solstad, from HiST is giving a talk on A positioning system in the brain: the role of computational models.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “…for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. These cells have been given names like place cells, grid cells, head direction cells, and border cells.

Trygve Solstad will give an informal presentation of key discoveries in the field and discuss the role of neural network models in the ongoing work to understand how the different cell types work together to compute an animal’s position in space.

Time: Friday 31st, October, 12.15
Place: Room 454
Speaker: Trygve Solstad
Title: A positioning system in the brain: the role of computational models

A week of intelligent transportation systems done

A long week of demonstrating some of the different AI project we carry out with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration is done.

It has been a long week and would not have been a sucess with the help of some of our clever students. A big thanks to Christian Skjetne, who managed this with a steady hand. He was there all week, explaining to the public, Norwegian TV2 and the Minister of Transport and Communications.

The stand included a demonstration of platooning, using our ChIRP robots.

Robots at the NPRA demoChristian demoing platooning

It also included the intelligent traffic lights, and a possibility for people to drive a lorry using the Oculus 3D headset

Lorry drivingLorry driving in 3D

Finally, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen visited the stand and received an introduction to the use of autonomus robots in intelligent transportation systems.

Ingvald Strømmen, dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, NTNU; Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen; and Christian Skjetne discussing robots

Trondheim well represented at ICCBR

Trondheim had a very good presence at this year’s Internation Conference on Case-based Reasoning (ICCBR). We managed six presentations.

Odd Erik Gundersen from Verdande Technology presented work on “An Analysis of Long Term Dependence and Case-Based Reasoning” in the workshop on “Reasoning About Time in Case-Based Reasoning (RATIC)”, which he also organised
Odd Erik Gundersen on long term dependence

Anders Kofod-Petersen (Telenor/IDI) presented “Case-Based Reasoning for Improving Traffic Flow in Urban Intersections”.
CBR for traffic lights

Pinar Öztürk presented “Intelligent Integration of Knowledge Sources for Textual Case Based Reasoning”.

Frode Sørmo from Verdande Technology gave a key note on “What I Talk About When I Talk About CBR”.
What Frode talks about when he talks about CBR

Kersti Bach from Verdande Technology presented “Automatic Case Capturing for Problematic Drilling Situations”.

Finally, Gleb Sizov presented work on “Acquisition and Reuse of Reasoning Knowledge from Textual Cases for Automated Analysis”
Gleb in action

As the icing on the cake, ICCBR will coming to Trondheim in 2016!
ICCBR coming to Trondheim