The Sensory-Motor Systems Lab investigate the sensory-motor actions in and interactions between humans and machines.
Human sensors (receptors) record the physical state of the human body and the surrounding environment. Sensory information is perceived by the human central nervous system. Human cognition is required to interpret the perceived information and generate a motor reaction.
Similarly, in machines technical sensors detect the state of the machine and its environment. Sensor data is processed in order to drive actuators and displays. Human and machine can interact with each other via their sensory and motor channels.
Director: Prof. Robert Riener