Speaker information

Director of the Sheffield Centre for Robotics and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield.

His research is within the area of computational modelling in the Cognitive Neurosciences, and is concerned with understanding the neural and bodily substrates for natural intelligence.

A particular focus is on the investigation of embodied models of animal and human intelligence in the form of robotic systems. Neural systems in which I have an active interest include the basal ganglia and the medial reticular formation (both viewed as being part of the neural substrate for the selection of action) and the sensorimotor circuits involved in visual orienting and tactile perception. I also conduct neuroethological research on tactile behaviour in animals.