Jean-Stephane Jokeit

Institut für Neuroinformatik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
Building NB, Room NB 02/73
D-44801 Bochum
Theory of Cognitive Systems


Welcome to this page and thank you for being interested in my profile.

Before I briefly sketch I am involved in, let me first say to please feel free to contact me if you are a researcher or a student. We continuously offer interesting projects that integrate many of the capabilities you have acquired during your studies. I believe there is a special kind of joy in seeing it all come together and that if you got something out of our lectures, you may want to seriously consider stopping by and meeting us for a chat.

My main areas of research include:

  • Bringing naturalistic arm movement generation to robotic systems: I see this as an interdisciplinary endeavor, linking robotic movement generation and control approaches and the psychophysical literature. Both fields are interested in hearing from each other and there is a lot of ground to be covered.
  • Dynamical Systems in cognitive agents, with a strong focus on Dynamical Field Theory.

Generally, I am driven by the question of what neurophysiological mechanisms can teach us, i.e. what are their functional advantages and what we can learn from that to build better artificial systems. Successful techniques in AI often rely on one very powerful abstraction, like the current artificial neuron model, but I would like to think that our understanding has not reached the end of nature’s ingenuity.

Hernandes, A. C., Guerrero, H. B., Becker, M., Jokeit, J. -S., & Schöner, G.. (2014). A comparison between reactive potential fields and Attractor Dynamics. Circuits and Systems (CWCAS), 2014 IEEE 5th Colombian Workshop on.
Winter Term 2017/2018
LecturesComputational Neuroscience: Neural Dynamics
Summer Term 2017
LecturesAutonomous Robotics: Action, Perception, and Cognition
Lab coursesAutonomous Robotics
Winter Term 2016/2017
Lab coursesAutonomous Robotics
LecturesComputational Neuroscience: Neural Dynamics
Summer Term 2016
Lab coursesAutonomous Robotics