Important dates

  • Abstract submission: August 31, 2018(Submit here)
  • Paper submission: September 28, 2018
  • Paper decision: October 16, 2018
  • Students grant application: November 07, 2018 (countdown)
  • Registration form
  • About Us

    CRoNe is a multidisciplinary group of students at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María whose main focus is to develop a worldwide-known Congress on Robotics and Neuroscience. CRoNe is part of the student initiative Innovación y Robótica Estudiantil, whose main objective consist in offering an instance and support for developing personal projects on robotics.

    What is Our Goal?

    Our main goal is to become a world-wide-known point of meeting for students, academics and professionals in the subjects of robotics and neuroscience, exhibiting the most exciting and innovative state of the arts in these areas. Our mission is to consolidate a non-profit event with the purpose of spreading the R&D on robotics and neuroscience, allowing national students to establish links and a early feedback in their works from world-known speakers.


    Registration

    First day of attendance you will have to pay a registration fee, unless you have been granted as student.


    USD: $50


    CLP: $30.000


    Valparaíso, Chile
    Nov. 15, 16, 17


    Talks and Workshops


    Lunch for 3 days


    (Inauguration Dinner not included)

    Speakers

    Yukie Nagai, Ph.D.

    Senior Researcher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

    Agustin Ibañez, Ph.D.

    Director, Instituto de Neurociencia Cognitiva y Traslacional

    Lorena Lobo, Ph.D.

    Academic, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid

    Marley Vellasco, Ph.D.

    Academic, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

    Francisco Cruz, Ph.D.

    Academic, Universidad Central

    Wael El-Deredy, Ph.D.

    Academic, Universidad de Valparaíso

    Nicolás Crossley, Ph.D.

    Academic, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Francisco Parada, Ph.D.

    Academic, Universidad Diego Portales

    Horarios

    Day 1, Nov 15

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    Registration

    Patio Central

    Inauguration Ceremony

    Robotics Week

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    Interactive Reinforcement Learning

    Francisco Cruz

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    Free energy for Brains and Robots

    Wael El-Deredy

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    Coffee break

    Building A

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    Predictive Learning

    Yukie Nagai

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    Poster Session

    Hall, Building A

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    Lunch break

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    Workshop 1

    A computational approach for EEG analysis

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    Workshop 2

    Data analysis and visualization in Python

    Day 2, Nov 16

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    Registration

    Patio Central

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    Basic concepts on reinforcement learning

    Miguel Solis

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    Introduction to Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Algorithms

    Marley Vellasco

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    Coffee break

    Building A

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    Poster Session

    Hall, Building A

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    Lunch break

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    Workshop 3

    Training autonomous agents with continuous interactive reinforcement learning.

    Day 3, Nov 17

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    Registration

    Patio Central

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    Searching for new mechanisms in psychology

    Francisco Parada

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    Intercognition as the next frontier for neuroscience and artificial intelligence

    Agustín Ibáñez

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    Coffee break

    Building T

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    The brain as a complex network

    Nicolás Crossley

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    An affordance-based approach to sensory substitution

    Lorena Lobo

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    Lunch break

    near-campus

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    Closed-loop brain training

    Ranganatha Siratam

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    Robotics Week Tour

    & Closing ceremony (17:00)

    Partners

    FAQ


    Location

    Means of transport

    Since the University is located by the main road (Av. España) that connects Valparaíso with Viña del Mar almost any means of transport might be useful. Of particular interest might be the bus number 604 in case you don't like stairs.

    If you go by metro, then you must get off at Barón station and walk about 100 meters towards Valparaíso.

    Inside the University

    Once inside, the congress will be held in a room named Auditorium at Building T.

    If you need help finding a place to stay send us an email and we will find the way to help you.

    Misc

    Just your everyday cloth. (Semi) Formal code is required only for inauguration dinner.

    Contact

    All questions about the Congress, including submission, registration or any other event information, should be emailed to crone@innovacionyrobotica.com.

    Photos of Valparaíso & Chile

    Venue

    The conference will be held at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, in Valparaíso, Chile. Immerse in a World Heritage Seaport City, this University has more than 85 years of activities in research and education.

    Valparaíso by itself is a colored city with a natural amphitheater-like setting with impressive open views, characterized by a vernacular urban fabric adapted to the hillsides; and, is a neighbor city of the tourist capital of Chile, Viña del Mar, which is located 5 minutes from the conference location.

    Other magnificent touristic destinations, as the Atacama Desert, the Easter Island, or the millennial glaciers and waterfalls from Torres del Paine are at one local flight away.

    Event Location

    Federico Santa María Technical University
    Avda.España 1680
    crone@innovacionyrobotica.com