Special Session on Neurorobotics: Second Edition

Neurorobotics brings together interdisciplinary research in machine learning, robotics and bio-inspired artificial intelligence, most prominently using artificial neural networks. Following the understanding by building methodology, cognitive robotics employs neural models in robots that interact with and learn from complex and multimodal environments thus gaining their cognitive abilities. In connection with HRI, cognitive modeling represents a way to make robots more considerate and aware of people as well as make their behavior more legible and explainable and make interaction with robots smoother and more efficient. After the successful Neurorobotics special session in ICANN 2023 we are announcing a second edition of this session organized under the Horizon Europe project TERAIS. We want to bring together researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of Neurorobotics and cognitive robotics for HRI.

Special Session Topics

  • Neural control and learning in robotics
  • Cognitive architectures for robots
  • Bio-inspired and developmental robotics
  • Human-robot interaction and collaboration
  • Trustworthy, human-aware and explainable robots
  • Computational models for robotic applications


Contributions (full papers or extended abstracts) have to be submitted through the regular ICANN submission system at ICANN 2024 homepage

Select track Special Session: Neurorobotics. Accepted papers to the special session will appear in the proceedings of the ICANN 2024 conference.

Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2024 - Prolonged to March 25, 2024


  • Prof. Igor Farkaš, Comenius University Bratislava (igor.farkas@fmph.uniba.sk)
  • Dr. Kristína Malinovská, Comenius University Bratislava (kristina.malinovska@fmph.uniba.sk)
  • Dr. Andrej Lúčny, Comenius University Bratislava
  • Dr. Pavel Petrovič, Comenius University Bratislava
  • Dr. Michal Vavrečka, Comenius University Bratislava
  • Dr. Matthias Kertzel, HiTeC, Hamburg
  • Hassan Ali, University of Hamburg
  • Dr. Carlo Mazzola, Italian Institute for Technology, Genoa