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Daniel Wolpert by Mind Map: Daniel Wolpert
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Daniel Wolpert

Movement expert

TED profile

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we tuned in later in the livestream


contration of muscles for movements

if you dont need to move you dont need a brain

movement chauvenist

movement is important

gary kasperov vs ibm big blue

for a computer picking up a piece is hard, a 5 yo can do ut

picking up a chess piece and place it


manipulative robotics is hard

robot pouring water in a glass, phd project of 3 year, if you want it to do someting else, again a pHD project of 3 years

cup stacking, video of cup stacking world champion

how does it work

Daniel Wolpert on motor control


task, ambigious noise

movement command, + noise

sensory feedbak

bayesian inference

beliefs, probability, Nieuw knooppunt

2 sorts of info, data, prior knowledge

probability of beliefs based on sensory input

optimal way of combining

example tennis



data, vision

people are bayesian iference machines

combine sorts for learning movements

Nieuw knooppunt


publication by Daniel "Why can't you tickle yourself?" (PDF)

brain makes precieze predicition

gerenate actions

we all move the same way

neural surgery

why do we move the way we do

plan your movement to minimize negative consequences

to do so we process loads of data