Benedikt Feldotto, M.Sc.

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Curriculum Vitae

Benedikt Feldotto received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), also gaining industry work experience in the pre-development of automation and including a development stay in the USA. Based on his general engineering education he specialized in autonomous robotic systems implementing findings from Cognitive Neuroscience with the Master of Science program in "Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence" at Technical University of Munich (TUM). In 2017 Benedikt Feldotto joined the research group of Neurorobotics in the European Flagship project "Human Brain Project" (HBP). His research interests focus on biomimetic learning in neurorobotic systems and the interaction of robots with humans as well as the environment. Alongside his research focus he is a developer of the Neurorobotics Platform, a cloud based simulation platform for embodied learning experiments, and since 2017 lead developer of the NRP Robot Designer, a plugin for the 3D modelling suite Blender to build robotic and musculoskeletal simulation models. Additional discussions about ethical concerns arising with learning robots joining our daily life are very welcomed.

User Workshops and Tutorials - The Neurorobotics Platform

2018/10 "HBP Neurorobotics Platform", Workshop at 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society, Okinawa

Invited Talks

2022/09 "The Neurorobotics Platform", Seasonal School on “Neurorobotics”, TU Chemnitz




2016/05 “Artificial Intelligence – The Beginning or Ending of a better World?”, organization of discussion evening (~200 attendees) with Prof. Klaus Mainzer, KHG LMU Munich


2018 Best Poster Award - Graduate School of Bioengineering


SS 17 Masterpraktikum Roboy - Simulation and Human Brain Project Integration
WS 17/18 Seminar HBP Neurorobotics
SS 18 Lecture Exercise Cognitive Systems IN2222
SS 19 Lecture Exercise

Cognitive Systems IN2222

SS 20 Lecture Exercise

Cognitive Systems IN2222

SS 21 Lecture Exercise

Cognitive Systems IN2222

SS 22 Lecture Exercise Cognitive Systems IN2222


Thesis and Project Offers

If you are interested in a Thesis, Seminar, Semester Project or HiWi position in biomimetic robots or neural network learning have a look at the current offers or contact me to discuss your personal preferences.

- There is currently no open thesis topics available. -



  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Eppler, Jochen Martin; Jimenez-Romero, Cristian; Bignamini, Christopher; Gutierrez, Carlos Enrique; Albanese, Ugo; Retamino, Eloy; Vorobev, Viktor; Zolfaghari, Vahid; Upton, Alex; Sun, Zhe; Yamaura, Hiroshi; Heidarinejad, Morteza; Klijn, Wouter; Morrison, Abigail; Cruz, Felipe; McMurtrie, Colin; Knoll, Alois C.; Igarashi, Jun; Yamazaki, Tadashi; Doya, Kenji; Morin, Fabrice O.: Deploying and Optimizing Embodied Simulations of Large-Scale Spiking Neural Networks on HPC Infrastructure. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 16, 2022 mehr…
  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Lengenfelder, Heiko; Röhrbein, Florian; Knoll, Alois C.: Network Layer Analysis for a RL-Based Robotic Reaching Task. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 9, 2022 mehr…
  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Morin, Fabrice O.; Knoll, Alois: The Neurorobotics Platform Robot Designer: Modeling Morphologies for Embodied Learning Experiments. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 16, 2022 mehr…
  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Soare, Cristian; Knoll, Alois; Sriya, Piyanee; Astill, Sarah; de Kamps, Marc; Chakrabarty, Samit: Evaluating Muscle Synergies with EMG Data and Physics Simulation in the Neurorobotics Platform. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2022 mehr…


  • Schmidt, Annika; Feldotto, Benedikt; Gumpert, Thomas; Seidel, Daniel; Albu-Schäffer, Alin; Stratmann, Philipp: Adapting Highly-Dynamic Compliant Movements to Changing Environments: A Benchmark Comparison of Reflex- vs. CPG-Based Control Strategies. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 15, 2021 mehr…


  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Walch, Blasius; Koch, Patrick; Dendorfer, Sebastian; Knoll, Alois: Co-Development of an Infant Prototype in Hardware and Simulation based on CT Imaging Data. Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Cyborgs and Bionic Systems, 2019 mehr…
  • Tenbrink, Lukas; Feldotto, Benedikt; Röhrbein, Florian; Knoll, Alois: Motion Prediction of Virtual Patterns, Human Hand Motions and a simplified Hand Manipulation Task with Hierarchical Temporal Memory. Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Cyborgs and Bionic Systems, 2019 mehr…


  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Orpana, Markus; Knoll, Alois: A Control Hierarchy Inpspired by the Spinal Cord to Exploit Self-Organizing Motion Primitives for Purposeful Trajectory Generation. Proceedings of The 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society, 2018 mehr…
  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Walter, Florian; Röhrbein, Florian; Knoll, Alois: Hebbian learning for online prediction, neural recall and classical conditioning of anthropomimetic robot arm motions. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 13 (6), 2018, 066009 mehr…


  • Albanese, Ugo; Sharma, Kenny; Feldotto, Benedikt; Akl, Mahmoud; Weber, Sandro; Mahmud, Hossain; Angelidis, Manos; von Arnim, Axel; Cantero, Kepa; Hinkel, Georg; Aichele, Fabian; Welter, Michael; Murphy, Susie; Guyot, Luc; Sousa, Claudio; Schmid, Yves; Gewaltig, Marc-Oliver: HBP Neurorobotics Platform. Zenodo, 2017 mehr…
  • Feldotto, Benedikt; Walter, Florian; Röhrbein, Florian: Hebbian Learning Based Sensorimotor Association in a Closed-Loop Neurorobotic Experiment. Bernstein Conference 2017, 2017, W42 mehr…