The BRAIN lab concentrates on multiple (bio) sensory modality feedback and machine learning for complex sensory signal processing and integration, adaptive neural motor control, embodied artificial intelligence, and their applications in human-machine interaction and rehabilitation domains. We also aim to develop “BRAIN technology” based on bio-inspired robotics and neural engineering. The technology will be used for advanced human-machine interaction.
How can brain-like mechanisms be developed and realized on artificial systems so they can perform multiple complex functions as biological living systems? To address this fundamental question, we employ a bio-inspired approach to develop brain-like mechanisms for adaptive motor control and autonomous learning of embodied multi-sensorimotor robotic systems. The developed mechanisms (BRAIN technology) are adaptive and flexible, which can be transferred to application areas like human-machine interaction, brain-machine interface, and rehabilitation.
An investigation of closed-loop EEG-based Brain Computer Interface (BCI) helps bridge the gap in communication between man and machine. Understanding patterns of brain activity from basic neuroscience research will help engineering to optimize the BCI system that could be applied in the real-world environment. Advanced signal processing techniques and pattern recognition methods such as machine learning, artificial neural network, and deep learning can improve the efficiency of BCI by increasing information transfer rate and accuracy. Ultimately, research based on BCI could lead to the development of novel tools used in both clinical and healthy populations.
By incorporating computational model into Big Data from CEOICHI, we aim to improve the medical making decision in Healthcare.
Guest Talks on Services Robot for Elderly Facilities and Chemosensory Navigation Inspired by Cockroach
On 25-26 November, 2019, Mr. Alejandro Pequeno Zurro (research assistant from ENS Lab at the University of Southern Denmark) has invited to give talks at the BRAIN lab. These talks were comprised of The Smooth Project; Design and development of a robot for elderly facilities and Chemosensory navigation and active sensing inspired by the odour Read more about Guest Talks on Services Robot for Elderly Facilities and Chemosensory Navigation Inspired by Cockroach[…]
Mr. Mathias Thor, a PhD student with ENS Lab at the University of Southern Denmark, has delivered a series of guest talks at the BRAIN lab. These talks were comprised of bio-inspired robotics and neural control, machine (reinforcement) learning and practice/implementation sessions. Some highlights are shown below.
We have welcomed the executive team of Advanced Info Service (AIS) Thailand to our lab. The visit happened soon after an MOU signing event between AIS and School of Information Science and Technology at Vistec. Some highlights of the visit are shown below.
We have taken some time out to visit our friends at Institute of field robotics (Fibo) at KMUTT, Bangkok. The visit provided an opportunity to interact with the students and faculty at Fibo. Another key part of the visit was to outreach vistec admissions at KMUTT. Following that, we also presented our ongoing robotics research Read more about Visit to FIBO at KMUTT, Bangkok.[…]
We have welcomed a group of visitors from Thai petroleum (PTT) and Toyota Thailand to BRAIN lab. Some highlights of the visit can be seen here.
A top level delegation from Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Thailand visited our lab. They were given a comprehensive tour to our robotics and smart living studios. Some highlights of the event are shown below.
On November 4-8, 2019, members from our BRAIN lab, Mr. Jettanan Homchanthanakul and Prof. Poramate Manoonpong had attended the IROS2019 at Macau, China. They went to present the paper of Neural Control with an Artificial Hormone System for Energy-Efficient Compliant Terrain Locomotion and Adaptation of Walking Robots.
VISTEC is located at a key location in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project of the Thai Government. To enhance the innovation efforts in the project, BRAIN lab has been developing various robotics and AI solutions to contribute in the challenges of national and international interest. A photograph of our Robotics studio appeared in various Read more about Fast Forward to Thailand 4.0 (BRAIN Lab in news)[…]
BRAIN lab presented the MOVO based Intelligent Service Robot developed under the VISRA project supported by PTT-RAII at Maintenance Resilience Asia (MRA) 2019, BITEC,2-4 October 2562. MRA is the sister event of Maintenance & Resilience Tokyo which has been held in Japan for over 55 years by Japan Management Association (JMA). The exhibition focused on Read more about Maintenance & Resilience ASIA 2019″ (MRA 2019) at BITEC Bangkok (2-4 Oct.)[…]
On August 20-23, 2019, members from our BRAIN lab, Prof. Poramate Manoonpong, Mr. Binggwong Leung, and Mr. Muhammad Bilal Khan had attended the AMAM 2019 at EPFL, Lausanne in Switzerland. Prof. Poramate Manoonpong had been invited to give a talk about Learning from a dung beetle to advance robotic development. Mr. Binggwong Leung and Mr. Read more about Attending AMAM 2019: The 9th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines[…]