Welcome to Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology.

Prof. Dr. Poramate Manoonpong ศ.ดร.ปรเมษฐ์ มนูญพงศ์

Faculty Member
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (IST)
Tel.  +(66) 33-014-307
Email  poramate.m@vistec.ac.th

Academic and Administrative Profiles
Education

  • B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) (2nd Class honor); 2000 King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
  • M.Sc. (Mechatronics); 2002 Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten (University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten), Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) (magna cum laude); 2006 University of Siegen, Germany

Fellowship

  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Department of Brain Robot Interface, Kyoto, Japan (2010)
  • Japan Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Department of Brain Robot Interface, Kyoto, Japan (2011)


Administrative Position

  • Local Board For Thailand in Neuroscience (2017-present)
  • The Coordinator of Association of Thai Professionals in Europe (ATPER) (2017-present) 
  • Vice-Chairman of the Youth Commission of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) (2016-present)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neurorobotics (part of Frontiers in Neuroscience) (2015 -present)
  • Editorial Board of International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (ARS) (2013-present)
  • Editorial Board of Advances in Robotics Research (ARR) (2013-present)
  • Coordinator of the RETURN project of ATPER (2014-2017)
  • Guest Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neurorobotics on a Special Topic (2016)
  • Head of an Emmy Noether Research group at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Department for Computational Neuroscience, Third Institute of Physics-Biophysics, the University of Goettingen (2011-2014)


Research Expertise
Research Field

  • Embodied Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Neurorobotics

Research Interest

  • Brain-like mechanisms for adaptive motor control and autonomous learning of walking robots
  • Embodied multi-sensorimotor robotic systems, like walking robots
  • Adaptive locomotion in animals and machines
  • Dynamics of recurrent neural networks
  • Learning/plasticity in neural systems
  • Embodied cognitive systems
  • Adaptive prosthesis, orthosis, and exoskeleton control
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Human-machine interaction

Honors and Awards

  • 1000-Plan for Young Professionals Award, 2017, from China
  • Scandinavian Visiting Professor (Skandinavische Gastdozentur) Award, 2015, from the Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany
  • Best Technical Paper Award (Highly recommended), 2013, from 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR)
  • Innovation Award 2013- For Practical Innovation in the Field of Robotics (Highly recommended), 2013, from 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR)
  • Distinguished alumni award for outstanding achievements in scientific research, 2012, from FIBO at 16 year FIBO Homecoming
  • Emmy Noether Award, 2011, from the German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
  • Fellowship Award, 2011, from the Japan Trust International Research Cooperation Program, Japan
  • Fellowship Award, 2010, from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
  • Best Ph.D. thesis Award in Engineering and Industrial Research category, 2008, from the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).

Journal

  • Aoi, S.; Manoonpong, P.; Ambe, Y.; Matsuno, F.; Wörgötter, F. Adaptive control of interlimb coordination in legged robots via embodied sensorimotor interaction: A review, Front. Neurorobot. 11:20. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2017.00039   (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  •  Goldschmidt, D.; Manoonpong, P.; Dasgupta, S. (2017) A neurocomputational model of goal-directed navigation in insect-inspired embodied agents, Front. Neurorobot. 11:20. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2017.00020   (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
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  • Shaikh, D and Manoonpong, P (2017) An adaptive neural mechanism for acoustic motion perception with varying sparsity, Front. Neurorobot. 11:11. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2017.00011  (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  • Nachstedt, T.; Tetzlaff, C.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Fast Dynamical Coupling Enhances Frequency Adaptation of Oscillators for Robotic Locomotion Control, Front. Neurorobot. 11:14. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2017.00014 (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  • Shaikh, D.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Predictive Acoustic Tracking with an Adaptive Neural Mechanism, Procedia Computer Science, 105, pp. 99–104  (SJR = 0.31)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Petersen, D.; Kovalev, A.; Woergoetter, F.; Gorb, S.; Spinner, M.; Heepe, L. (2016) Enhanced Locomotion Efficiency of a Bio-inspired Walking Robot using Contact Surfaces with Frictional Anisotropy, Scientific Reports 6(39455) doi:10.1038/srep39455, Nature Publishing (JIF = 5.228, SJR = 2.07)
  • Di Canio, G.; Stoyanov, S.; Larsen, J.C.; Hallam, J.; Kovalev, A.; Kleinteich, T.; Gorb, S.N.; Manoonpong, P. (2016) A Robot Leg with Compliant Tarsus and its Neural Control for Efficient and Adaptive Locomotion on Complex Terrains, Artificial Life and Robotics 21, pp. 274–281, DOI 10.1007/s10015-016-0296-3 (SJR = 0.23)
  • Xiong, X.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2016) Adaptive and Energy Efficient Walking in a Hexapod Robot under Neuromechanical Control and Sensorimotor Learning, IEEE Trans Cybern. 46(11): 2521-2534 (pdf) (JIF = 4.943, SJR = 2.89)
  • Grinke, E.; Tetzlaff, C.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) Synaptic plasticity in a recurrent neural network for versatile and adaptive behaviors of a walking robot, Front. Neurorobot. 9:11. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2015.00011 (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  • Dasgupta, S.; Goldschmidt, D.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) Distributed Recurrent Neural Forward Models with Neural Control for Complex Locomotion in Walking Robots, Front. Neurorobot. 9:10.DOI: 10.3389/fnbot.2015.00010 (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  • Chatterjee, S.; Nachstedt, T.; Tamosiunaite, M.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P.; Enomoto, Y.; Ariizumi, R.; Matsuno, F. (2015) Learning and Chaining of Motor Primitives for Goal-directed Locomotion of a Snake-Like Robot with Screw-Drive Units. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 12:176. doi: 10.5772/61621 (JIF = 0.615, SJR = 0.4)
  • Ren, G.; Chen, W.; Dasgupta, S.; Kolodziejski, C.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) Multiple Chaotic Central Pattern Generators with Learning for Legged Locomotion and Malfunction Compensation. Information Sciences 294, 666-682 (pdf) [Supplementary video] (JIF = 3.364 , SJR = 2.51)
  • Dasgupta, S.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Neuromodulatory Adaptive Combination of Correlation-based Learning in Cerebellum and Reward-based Learning in Basal Ganglia for Goal-directed Behavior Control. Front. Neural Circuits 8: 00126, ISSN=1662-5110, DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2014.00126 (JIF = 3.879, SJR = 1.99) (one of featured articles on the Frontiers homepage in week 40, 2015)
  • Xiong, X.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P.(2014) Neuromechanical Control for Hexapedal Robot Walking on Challenging Surfaces and Surface Classification. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2014.07.008 (JIF = 1.618, SJR = 1.38)
  • Xiong, X.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P.(2014) Virtual Agonist-antagonist Mechanisms Produce Biological Muscle-like Functions: An Application for Robot Joint Control. Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 41 Iss: 4 (JIF = 0.422, SJR = 0.37)
  • Goldschmidt, D.; Wörgötter F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Biologically-Inspired Adaptive Obstacle Negotiation Behavior of Hexapod Robots. Front. Neurorobot. 8:3. DOI: 10.3389/fnbot.2014.00003 (JIF = 1.723, SJR = 1.05)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F.; Laksanacharoen, P. (2014) Biologically Inspired Modular Neural Control for a Leg-Wheel Hybrid Robot. Advances in Robotics Research (ARR), Techno Press, Vol. 1, No. 1, 101-126 (2014). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/arr.2014.1.1.101
  • Dasgupta, S.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2013) Information Dynamics based Self-Adaptive Reservoir for Delay Temporal Memory Tasks. Evolving Systems, 4(4): 235-249 DOI: 10.1007/s12530-013-9080-y (SJR = 1.28)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Kolodziejski, C.; Wörgötter, F.; Morimoto J. (2013) Combining Correlation-Based and Reward-Based Learning in Neural Control for Policy Improvement. Advances in Complex Systems (Advs. Complex Syst.), Volume 16, Issue 02n03, May 2013, DOI: 10.1142/S021952591350015X (JIF = 0.461, SJR = 0.39)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Parlitz, U.; Wörgötter F. (2013) Neural Control and Adaptive Neural Forward Models for Insect-like, Energy-Efficient, and Adaptable Locomotion of Walking Machines. Front. Neural Circuits 7: 12. DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00012(JIF = 3.879, SJR = 1.99)
  • Schroeder-Schetelig, J.; Manoonpong, P. and Woergoetter, F. (2010) Using Efference Copy and a Forward Internal Model for Adaptive Biped Walking. Autonomous Robots, DOI:10.1007/s10514-010-9199-7. (pdf)(JIF = 1.547, SJR = 2.5) [Supplementary video]
  • Steingrube, S.; Timme, M.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2010) Self-Organized Adaptation of Simple Neural Circuits Enables Complex Robot Behavior. Nature Physics 6, 224-230. DOI:10.1038/nphys1508(pdf) (JIF =18.791, SJR = 13.52)
  • Manoonpong P., Woegoetter F., Pasemann F. (2010) Biological Inspiration for Mechanical Design and Control of Autonomous Walking Robots: Towards Life-like Robots. The International Journal of Applied Biomedical Engineering (IJABME), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-12. (Thai-Journal Impact Factors = 0.267)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F. (2009) Efference Copies in Neural Control of Dynamic Biped Walking. Robotics and Autonomous Systems,Elsevier Science, Vol 57(11), pp. 1140-1153 (JIF = 1.618, SJR = 1.38)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Woergoetter, F. (2008) Sensor-Driven Neural Control for Omnidirectional Locomotion and Versatile Reactive Behaviors of Walking Machines. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, doi:10.1016/j.robot.2007.07.004,Elsevier Science, Vol 56(3), pp 265-288. (JIF = 1.618 , SJR = 1.38)
  • Manoonpong P., Pasemann F., and Woergoetter, F. (2007) Reactive Neural Control for Phototaxis and Obstacle Avoidance Behavior of Walking Machines. International Journal of Mechanical Systems Science and Engineering, Volume 1, Number 3, pp. 172-177
  • Manoonpong, P.; Geng, T.; Kulvicius, T.; Porr, B.; Woergoetter, F. (2007) Adaptive, Fast Walking in a Biped Robot under Neuronal Control and Learning. Public Library of Science Computational Biology (PLoS Comput Biol), 3(7), e134, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030134 (JIF = 4.587, SJR = 3.41)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Roth, H. (2007). Modular reactive neurocontrol for biologically-inspired walking machines. The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 301-331, dio: 10.1177/0278364906076263 (pdf) (JIF = 2.489, SJR = 4.18)
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Roth, H. (2006). A modular neurocontroller for a sensor-driven reactive behavior of biologically inspired walking machines. International Journal of Computing, "Special Issue on ICNNAI-2006", vol. 5, no. 3., pp. 75-86
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Fischer, J.; Roth, H. (2005). Neural processing of auditory signals and modular neural control for sound tropism of walking machines. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (ARS), ISSN: 1729-5506, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 223–234. (one of the best publications of the month at Fraunhofer AIS) (JIF = 0.615 , SJR = 0.4)

Conference:

  • Shaikh, D.; Bodenhagen, L.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Unimodal Learning Enhances Crossmodal Learning in Robotic Audio-Visual Tracking. the ICDL-EPIROB Workshop on Computational Models for Crossmodal Learning 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, accepted
  • Thor, M.; Strøm-Hansen, T.; Larsen, L.B.; Kovalev, A.; Gorb, S.N.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Advantages of using a biologically plausible embodied kinematic model for enhancement of speed and multifunctionality of a walking robot. SWARM 2017: The Second International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 29–November 1, Kyoto, Japan, accepted (Best student paper award)
  • Strøm-Hansen, T.; Thor, M.; Larsen, L.B.; Baird, E.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Distributed Sensor-Driven Control for Bio-Inspired Walking and Ball Rolling of a Dung Beetle-Like Robot. SWARM 2017: The Second International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 29–November 1, Kyoto, Japan, accepted
  • Kapilavai, A.; Ignasov, J.; Filonenko, K.; Larsen, J.C.; Baird, E.; Hallam, J.; Buesse, S.; Kovalev, A.; Gorb, S.N.; Duggen,  L.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) Bio-Inspired Design and Kinematic Analsyis of Dung Beetle-Like Legs. SWARM 2017: The Second International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 29–November 1, Kyoto, Japan, accepted
  • Saluja, P.; Manoonpong, P.; Larsen, J.C. (2017) Novel Foot Sensor Design for Legged Robots. SWARM 2017: The Second International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 29–November 1, Kyoto, Japan, accepted
  • Shaikh, D.; Manoonpong, P. (2017) A Neural Circuit for Acoustic Navigation combining Heterosynaptic and Non-synaptic Plasticity that learns Stable Trajectories. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, CCIS, volume 744, pp. 544-555
  • Shaikh, D.; Manoonpong, P.; Tuxworth, G.; Bodenhagen, L. (2017) Multisensory guidance of goal-oriented behaviour of legged robots. 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), Mobile Service Robotics, accepted
  • Sørensen, C.T.L and Manoonpong, P. (2016) Modular Neural Control for Object Transportation of a Bio-inspired Hexapod Robot, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2016,From Animals to Animats 14. Tuci, E., Giagkos, A., Wilson, M. & Hallam, J. (eds.). Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9825), p. 67-78
  • Di Canio, G.; Stoyanov, S.; Balmori, I.T.; Larsen, J.C.; Manoonpong, P. (2016) Adaptive Combinatorial Neural Control for Robust Locomotion of a Biped Robot, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2016,From Animals to Animats 14. Tuci, E., Giagkos, A., Wilson, M. & Hallam, J. (eds.). Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9825),p. 317-328
  • Shaikh, D. and Manoonpong, P. (2016) An Adaptive Neural Mechanism with a Lizard Ear Model for Binaural Acoustic Tracking, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2016, From Animals to Animats 14. Tuci, E., Giagkos, A., Wilson, M. & Hallam, J. (eds.). Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9825), p. 79-90
  • Jankovics, V.; Matefi -Tempfli, S.; Manoonpong P. (2016) Artificial neural network based complaint control for robot arms, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2016, From Animals to Animats 14. Tuci, E., Giagkos, A., Wilson, M. & Hallam, J. (eds.). Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9825), p. 91-100
  • Braun, J.M.; Manoonpong, P.; Wörgötter, F. (2015) Individual Patient Support on Lower Leg Orthoses by Continuous Control over the Whole Gait Cycle. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 28–30, Kyoto, Japan
  • Widenka, J.; Xiong, X.; Braun, J.M.; Manoonpong, P.; Wörgötter, F. (2015) Neuromechanical Control for Dynamic Bipedal Walking with Reduced Impact Forces. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 28–30, Kyoto, Japan
  • Di Canio, G.; Stoyanov, S.; Larsen, J.C.; Hallam, J.; Kovalev, A.; Kleinteich, T.; Gorb, S.N.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) A Dung Beetle-like Leg and its Adaptive Neural Control. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 28–30, Kyoto, Japan
  • Di Canio, G.; Larsen, J.C.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) A Combination of Central Pattern Generator-based and Reflex-based Neural Networks for Dynamic, Adaptive, Robust Bipedal Locomotion. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 28–30, Kyoto, Japan
  • Ambe, Y.; Aoi, S.; Nachstedt, T.; Manoonpong, P.; Wörgötter, F.; Matsuno, F. (2015) Embodied Sensorimotor Interaction for Hexapod Locomotion. SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, October 28–30, Kyoto, Japan
  • Kesper, P.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) A Generic Approach to Self-localization and Mapping of Mobile Robots Without Using a Kinematic Model. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2015 (TAROS2015), LNAI 9287, pp. 136–142
  • Goldschmidt, D.; Dasgupta, S.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2015) A Neural Path Integration Mechanism for Adaptive Vector Navigation in Autonomous Agents. The 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2015) DIO: 10.1109/IJCNN.2015.7280400, pp. 1-8
  • Chatterjee, S.; Nachstedt, T.; Wörgötter, F.; Tamosiunaite, M.; Manoonpong, P.; Enomoto, Y.; Ariizumi, R; and Matsuno, F. (2014) Reinforcement Learning Approach to Generate Goal-directed Locomotion of a Snake-Like Robot with Screw-Drive Units, Proceedings of the RAAD 2014 23rd International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, September 3-5, 2014, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-227-4219-1, IEEE catalog number 34043 (Best Student Paper Award)
  • Xiong, X.; Woergoetter, F. and Manoonpong, P. (2014) A Nature-Inspired Control Technique for Adaptive Hexapedal Walking on Challenging Surfaces, Workshop on Nature-inspired techniques for robotics, September 13, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Braun, J.M.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Orthosis Controller with Internal Models Supports Individual Gaits. Dynamic Walking 2014
  • Zeidan, B.; Dasgupta, S.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Adaptive Landmark-Based Navigation System Using Learning Techniques. Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2014 , LNAI 8575, pp. 121–131, 2014
  • Barikhan, S.S.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Multiple Decoupled CPGs with Local Sensory Feedback for Adaptive Locomotion Behaviors of Bio-inspired Walking Robots. Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 2014, LNAI 8575, pp. 65–75, 2014
  • Braun, J.M.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Internal Models Support Specific Gaits in Orthotic Devices . 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), Mobile Service Robotics, No. 17, pp. 539-546
  • Kuhlemann, I.; Braun, J.M.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2014) Comparing Arc-shaped Feet and Rigid Ankles with Flat Feet and Compliant Ankles for a Dynamic Walker. 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), Mobile Service Robotics, No. 17, pp. 353-360
  • Manoonpong, P.; Dasgupta, S.; Goldschmidt, D.; Wörgötter, F. (2014) Reservoir-based Online Adaptive Forward Models with Neural Control for Complex Locomotion in a Hexapod Robot. The 2014 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2014), pp. 3295 - 3302, DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2014.6889405
  • Dasgupta, S., Woergoetter, F., Morimoto, J., Manoonpong, P. (2013) Neural Combinatorial Learning of Goal-directed Behavior with Reservoir Critic and Reward Modulated Hebbian Plasticity. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2013 Conference, part SMC2013:C12. DOI:10.1109/SMC.2013.174, pp. 993-1000
  • Ambe, Y.; Nachstedt, T.; Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F.; Aoi, S. and Matsuno, F. (2013) Stability Analysis of a Hexapod Robot Driven by Distributed Nonlinear Oscillators with a Phase Modulation Mechanism. the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), November 3-7, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 5087-5092
  • Xiong, X.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2013) A Neuromechanical Controller of a Hexapod Robot forWalking on Sponge, Gravel and Snow Surfaces. 12th European Conference on Artificial Life, the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, September 2-6 2013, Taormina, Italy, MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-31709-2, 2013, pp 989-996
  • Manoonpong, P.; Goldschmidt, D.; Woergoetter, F.; Kovalev, A.; Heepe, L.; Gorb, S. (2013) Using a Biological Material to Improve Locomotion of Hexapod Robots. Living Machines: The International Conference on Biomimetics and Biohybrid Systems, London, UK, 29 July - 2 Aug 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-39801-8, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_48, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp 402-404
  • Zenker, S.; Erdal Aksoy, E.; Goldschmidt, D.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2013) Visual Terrain Classification for Selecting Energy Efficient Gaits of a Hexapod Robot. The 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Wollongong, Australia, 9-12 July 2013, pp 577-584
  • Manoonpong, P.; Wörgötter, F.; Laksanacharoen, P. (2013) Neural Control of a Three-Legged Reconfigurable Robot with Omnidirectional Wheels. 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 14 - 17 July 2013, ISBN: 978-981-4525-52-7, pp 625-632
  • Xiong, X.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2013) A Simplified Variable Admittance Controller Based on a Virtual Agonist-Antagonist Mechanism for Robot Joint Control. 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 14 – 17 July 2013, ISBN: 978-981-4525-52-7, pp 281-288.(Innovation Award 2013- For Practical Innovation in the Field of Robotics)
  • Kesper, P.; Grinke, E.; Hesse, F.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2013) Obstacle/Gap Detection and Terrain Classification of Walking Robots based on a 2D Laser Range Finder. 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 14 – 17 July 2013, ISBN: 978-981-4525-52-7, pp 419-426.(Best Technical Paper Award)
  • Nachstedt, T.; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P.; Arrizumi, R.; Ambe, Y.; Matsuno, F. (2013) Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity Enabling Stable Self Tuning of Snake-Like Robot with Screw-Drive Mechanism. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Germany, pp. 3374-3380
  • Goldschmidt, D.; Hesse, F. ; Wörgötter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2012) Biologically Inspired Reactive Climbing Behavior of Hexapod Robots. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Protugal, ISBN: 978-1-4673-1737-5, pp. 4632-4637. (Best Paper Award Finalist and Best Student Paper Award Finalist)
  • Ren, G.; Chen, W.; Kolodziejski, C.; Wörgötter, F.; Dasgupta, S.; Manoonpong, P. (2012) Multiple Chaotic Central Pattern Generators for Locomotion Generation and Leg Damage Compensation in a Hexapod Robot. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Protugal, ISBN: 978-1-4673-1737-5, pp. 2756-2761
  • Nachstedt T.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2012) Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity Enabling Fast Resonance Tuning. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN2012), Lausanne, Switzerland, Part I, LNCS 7552, pp. 451-458
  • Dasgupta, S.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2012) Information Theoretic Self-Organised Adaptation in Reservoirs for Temporal Memory Tasks. 13th Engineering Applications of Neural Network Conference (EANN2012), London, UK, CCIS 311, pp. 31-40. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32909-8_4 (Best Student Paper Award)
  • Xiong, X.; Woergoetter, F. and Manoonpong, P.(2012) An Adaptive Neuromechanical Model for Muscle Impedance Modulations of Legged Robots. Dynamic Walking 2012 (DWC2012), May 21-25, 2012, Florida, United States
  • Komoljindakul K., Sirisukprasert S., Hatti N., Tungpimolrut K., Pechrach K., , Manoonpong P. (2012)  An Electromechanical Model for PZT utilized in Energy Harvesting System. The Third International Conference of Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC-ICTES 2012), 22-24 March, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Hesse, F.; Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F. (2011) A Neural Pre- and Post-Processing Framework for Goal Directed Behavior in Self-Organizing Robots. The 21st Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society, December 15-17, 2011, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan. pp. 200-201
  • Manoonpong P., Kulvicius T., Woergoetter F., Kunze L., Renjewski D., Seyfarth A. (2011) Compliant Ankles and Flat Feet for Improved Self-Stabilization and Passive Dynamics of the Biped Robot “RunBot”. The 2011 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Bled, Slovenia, on October 26th - 28th, 2011. pp. 276-281
  • Hatti N., Tungpimolrut K., Phontip J., Pechrach K., Manoonpong P., Komoljindakul K. (2011)  A PZT Modeling for Energy Harvesting Circuits. The 20th International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics and the International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (ISAF-PFM-2011), 23-27 July, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Tungpimolrut K., Hatti N., Phontip J., Komoljindakul K., Pechrach K., and Manoonpong P. (2011) Design of Energy Harvester Circuit for a MFC Piezoelectric based on Electrical Circuit Modeling.The 20th International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics and the International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (ISAF-PFM-2011), 23- 27July, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Chadil, N., Phadoognsidhi, M., Suwannasit, K., Manoonpong, P., Laksanacharoen, P. (2011) A Reconfigurable Spherical Robot.  2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai, China. pp. 2380-2385
  • Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F.; Morimoto, J. (2010) Extraction of Reward-Related Feature Space Using Correlation-Based and Reward-Based Learning Methods. 17th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Sydney, Australia, November 22-25 (ICONIP'10),Part I, LNCS 6443, pp. 414-421
  • Manoonpong P., Pasemann, F., Kolodziejski, C. and Woergoetter F. (2010) Designing Simple Nonlinear Filters Using Hysteresis of Single Recurrent Neurons for Acoustic Signal Recognition in Robots. 20th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, September 15-18, 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece, Part I, LNCS 6352, pp. 374-383
  • Renjewski D., Seyfarth A., Manoonpong P. and Woergoetter F. (2009) The development of a biomechanical leg system and its neural control. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBI09), Guilin, China, 18-22 December 2009
  • Manoonpong P., Woergoetter, F. (2009) Adaptive Sensor-Driven Neural Control for Learning in Walking Machines. 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-5 (ICONIP'09), Part II, LNCS 5864, pp. 47-55
  • Manoonpong, P., Woergoetter F., Pasemann, F. (2008) Neural Preprocessing of Auditory-Wind Sensory Signals and Modular Neural Control for Auditory- and Wind-Evoked Escape Responses of Walking Machines. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bangkok, Thailand, 21- 26 February 2009, pp. 786-793.(Finalist of the Tzyh-Jong Tarn best paper award)
  • Manoonpong, P., Woergoetter, F. (2008) Neural Control and Learning for Versatile, Adaptive, Autonomous Behavior of Walking Machines. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (ICACTE), IEEE Computer Society, Invited speaker paper, Phuket Island, Thailand, 20 - 22 December 2008, pp. 24-28
  • Renjewski D., Seyfarth A., Manoonpong P. and Woergoetter F. (2008) From biomechanical concepts towards fast and robust robots. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2008), Coimbra, Portugal, 08 - 10 September 2008, pp. 630-637
  • Manoonpong P., Roth H. (2008) Reactive neural control for autonomous robots: From simple wheeled robots to complex walking machines. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence (ICNNAI ’2008), May 27-30, 2008, Minsk, Belarus
  • Manoonpong P., Pasemann F., and Woergoetter F. (2007) Reactive Neural Control for Phototaxis and Obstacle Avoidance Behavior of Walking Machines. Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (PWASET), International conference on Intelligent systems (ICIS 07), Volume 26 with ISSN: 1307-6884, Bangkok, Thailand, December 14-16
  • Huelse, M.; Wischmann, S.; Manoonpong, P.; Twickel, A. and Pasemann, F. (2007). Dynamical systems in the sensorimotor loop: On the interrelation between internal and external mechanims of evolved robot behavior. In: 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence, M. Lungarella and R. Pfeifer (eds.), LNCS, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Vol. 4850, pp. 186-195
  • Manoonpong, P.; Geng, T.; Porr B. and Woergoetter, F. (2007). The RunBot Architecture for Adaptive, Fast, Dynamic Walking. In: Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), SPECIAL SESSION: Live Demonstrations of Circuits & Systems, on CD-ROM and the IEEE Xplore system, New Orleans, USA, May 27-30, 2007., pp. 1181-1184
  • Manoonpong, P.; Geng, T. and Woergoetter, F. (2006). Exploring the dynamic walking range of the biped robot "Runbot" with an active upper-body component. In: Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2006), 4 – 6 December, Genova, Italy, 2006., pp. 418-424
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Roth, H. (2006). A modular neurocontroller for a sensor-driven reactive behavior of biologically inspired walking machines. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence (ICNNAI ’2006), the Brest State Technical University Press (ISBN 985-493-036-X), 31 May - 2 June, Brest, Belarus, pp. 70–77
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Fischer, J. (2005). Modular neural control for a reactive behavior of walking machines. In: Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 2005), ISBN: 0-7803-9355-4, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, pp. 403–408
  • Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Fischer, J. (2004). Neural processing of auditory-tactile sensor data to perform reactive behavior of walking machines. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics (MechRob ’04), Achen, Germany, ISBN: 3-938153-50-X, vol. 1, pp. 189–194
  • Fischer, J.; Pasemann, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2004). Neuro-controllers for walking machines - an evolutionary approach to robust behavior. In: M. Armada; P. Gonzalez de Santos (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR ’04), Springer-Verlag, pp. 97–102

 

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Book:

  • Manoonpong, P. (2007) Neural Preprocessing and Control of Reactive Walking Machines: Towards Versatile Artificial Perception-Action Systems (Cognitive Technologies) (Hardcover), Springer-Verlag

Academic Service:

  • Invited Speaker, The 8th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, 28.06.2017
  • Invited Speaker, The 3rd Sino-German Symposium on Biomimetics, 23.09.2017
  • Invited Speaker, Data science & Engineering seminar of VISTEC, 16.08.2017
  • Invited Speaker, 3rd Japan-EU Workshop on Neurorobotics & the International Symposium "Building Bodies for Brains & Brains for Bodies", 15.06.2017
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  • Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE2017), 13.06.2017
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  • Invited Speaker, Rajamangala-Nan, 05.01.2017
  • Keynote speaker, the 9th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2016), 08.12.2016
  • Invited Talk, Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises, International Workshop, 28.09.2016
  • Keynote Speaker, The International Conference of Bionic Engineering (ICBE), 23.06.2016
  • Invited lecture, CIMTEC 2016, 5th International Conference "Smart and Multifunctional Materials, Structures and Systems", 08.06.2016
  • Organize Workshop, Bio-inspired Robotics Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) Thailand, 24.06.2017
  • Organize Workshop, Bio-inspired control for interlimb coordination and adaptation in legged robots, SWARM 2017: The Second International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, Kyoto, Japan, 29.10.2017
  • Organize Danish-Embodied Artificial Intelligence Workshop, University of Southern Denmark, 10 .11. 2016
  • Organize Tutorial on Exploiting Soft Materials, Biomechanical Structures, and Neural Mechanisms for Adaptive Locomotion, the 14th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2016), Aberystwyth, UK, 23.08.2016
  • Organize Workshop on Embodied sensorimotor interaction: from locomotion to collective behavior, SWARM 2015: The First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics, Kyoto, Japan, 28.10.2015
  • Organize Workshop, Girls’Day-Mädchen-Zukunftstag, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), University of Göttingen, Germany, 2008-2013