Auke Ijspeert works at the intersection of robotics, biology and computational neuroscience.

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Auke Ijspeert is a professor at the EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne), and head of the Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob). He has a BSc/MSc in Physics from the EPFL and a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, with John Hallam and David Willshaw as advisors. He carried out postdocs at IDSIA and EPFL with Jean-Daniel Nicoud and Luca Gambardella, and at the University of Southern California, with Michael Arbib and Stefan Schaal.  

Ijspeert is interested in using numerical simulations and robots to get a better understanding of animal locomotion and movement control, and in using inspiration from biology to design novel types of robots and locomotion controllers.

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