Biologische Kybernetik
 
 
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Abteilung für Biologische Kybernetik
Fakultät für Biologie
Universität Bielefeld
Universitätsstr. 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany

Prof. Dr. Volker Dürr (Head of Department)
Tel.: +49 521 106-5528
E-Mail: volker.duerr@uni-bielefeld.de

Gaby Sander (Secretary)
Tel.: +49 521 106-5529
Fax: +49 521 106-89010
E-Mail: biokybernetik@uni-bielefeld.de  

Welcome to the Department of Biological Cybernetics 

We are a cross-disciplinary research group striving to understand the mechanisms underlying the control of natural movement and action sequences. To this end, we study the adaptive locomotion abilities of insects with a research focus on the function of active tactile sensing (touch) and distributed proprioception (the sense of posture). Methodologically, we combine approaches from behavioural physiology (e.g., motion capture), electrophysiology (e.g., intracellular recordings) and biomimetic modeling in software and hardware.

Our lab is part of the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, CITEC. We are currently involved in coordination of the large-scale project EICCI, a sequel based on the Bielefeld-coordinated EU-FP7 project EMICAB, which aims at transferring knowledge on embodied interaction in animals to a bio-inspired walking robot.

The Department of Biological Cybernetics was founded by Holk Cruse in 1981. In 2009, it was fundamentally restructured. It is now headed by Volker Dürr.

 

Recent Lab News

09/2016: Congratulations to Chris J. Dallmann and Gaetan Lepreux for winning best talk and best poster awards at the annual DZG meeting in Kiel.

08/2016: Congratulations to Dr. Nalin Harischandra on his senior lecturer position at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

02/2016: The New York Times featured our recent publication on stick insect walking in ScienceTake!