Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization -- Department for Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Dynamics Group
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Control and Selforganization for Autonomous Robots

How can distributed or autonomous systems control themselves to function properly? We are developing a novel line of research: Advancing the theory of chaos control we strive to bring it to applications for making autonomous robots more versatile and more self-organized (as opposed to externally controlled).

The Nature video illustrates our first major results:


Contact:  Marc Timme 

Members working within this Project:

 Marc Timme 

Former Members:

 Christian Bick 
 Christoph Kolodziejski 

Selected Publications:

S. Steingrube, M. Timme, F. Wörgötter, and P. Manoonpong (2010).
Self-organized adaptation of a simple neural circuit enables complex robot behaviour
Nature Physics 6:224-230. download file