During the Open Day of the 7th Human Brain Project (HBP) summit, visitors will have the chance to interact with robots, learn about brain simulation and explore collaboration opportunities with experts from the HBP.

Poster of the event containing the logo of the project, the date and location of the event

The HBP Open Day 2020 will explore multiple dimensions of neuroscience, including infrastructure, research, technology, application, education, and innovation.

The event will offer the opportunity for the visitors to engage directly with the HBP researchers and gain insights into future neuroscience, future medicine and future computing trough demos and experiences, allowing them to explore the brain in virtual and augmented reality and to interact with smart robots.

The event is co-organised by Athena, Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies.

Registration for the HBP Open Day is free, but mandatory.

Background

The HBP is a major initiative in the field of neuroscience, funded by the European Union (EU), that aims at gaining a better understanding of the human brain. The project is designing and building a research infrastructure to help advance neuroscience, medicine and computing to enable a better understanding of brain diseases and develop new digital tools inspired by the brain (e.g. Artificial Intelligence systems or robotics). This 10-year project began in 2013 and directly employs more than 800 scientists at more than 100 universities, teaching hospitals and research centers across Europe and countries associated to the EU funding programme, Horizon 2020.

 

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