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Valentin Braitenberg

Valentino Braitenberg (sometimes referred to as Valentin; born 18. June 1926 in Bolzano, Italy; died 9. September 2011 in Tübingen, Germany) was an Italian neuroscientist and cyberneticist. He was former director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany.

He was most famous for the book Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology, in which he described how hypothetical analog vehicles (a combination of sensors, actuators and their interconnections), though simple in design, can exhibit behaviors akin to aggression, love, foresight and optimism.[1]

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  • Biological Cybernetics
  • Short memories of Valentino


  • A software Braitenberg vehicle simulator


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