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From retina to robots – connecting the neural computations of early vision to neuromorphic engineering and artificial vision

Abstract

Research on neural circuits and computations in the retina has been making considerable progress in recent years. New developments of large-scale recordings and imaging systems now allow evermore detailed studies of the different sub-circuits in the retina and how these process and encode visual information. The emerging insights into the biological network of the retina have raised hope for improving artificial vision systems, both for medical and technical applications. It is believed that artificial retinas as well as computer vision systems can strongly benefit from incorporating neural coding principles and mathematical models of how biology solves the computational challenges of visual sensation. A number of recent findings about how the diverse sub-circuits inside the retina perform various visual functions have led to considerable efforts to apply this new knowledge to artificial vision. This, in turn has led to new experimental and conceptual developments in retina research. Our workshop aims at sharing the current excitement of this mutually stimulating interaction between basic research and emerging applications.

The intent of the workshop is to bring together experimenters, modelers, and neuromorphic engineers interested in understanding signal processing principles of the biological retina and in translating this knowledge to artificial vision and neuromorphic engineering. The goal will be to provide state-of-the-art examples of how experimental findings of retinal signal processing can be cast into mathematical models and how these models can be applied to problems of artificial vision. The workshop is organized by the consortium of the VISUALISE project, a collaborative project for improving artificial vision through biology-driven retina models, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

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