In the SenseMaker project European groups from the fields of computer science, engineering, physics, psychology and neuroscience are working in a close collaboration with the goal to conceive and implement electronic architechtures that can merge sensory information from different modalities into a unified perceptual representation of the environment.
The project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. Within this programme Future Emerging Technologies (FET) is defined as the 'programme nursery' of IST, in which basic research on novel concepts of information processing beyond the classical Turing approach are studied. The two main roads are biologically inspired information systems and quantum information processing. SenseMaker belongs to the first approach and is funded in the framework of the 'Life-Like Perception Systems (LPS)' call.
The SenseMaker collaboration consists of the following groups :
* University of Ulster, Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory, Derry, Northern Ireland
* Unite de Neurosciences Integratives et Computationnelles, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
* Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Heidelberg, Germany
* Trinity College Dublin, Visual Cognition Group, Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Dublin, Ireland
* ENSEIRB-CNRS, IXl Laboratory, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France