Group of Neural & Cognitive Engineering

gNeC was created in 2014. It was born with the aim of integrating several disciplines to give answer and technical solutions to questions about the human physical and cognitive disabilities with a nervous system's nature. The group is enclosed under the Applied Robotics unit of Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR), one of the institutes of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The team

Researchers and technology should provide urgent responses to disability.

Ramón Ceres


Alternative interaction devices, sensors, mobility solutions, mechatronics, disability.


Endless Nature, how can I aprehend you? - Fausto (Goethe)

M. Dolores del Castillo


Cognitive science, knowledge discovery, artificial intelligence, phylosophy of science.


Learning in progress...

Rafael Raya


Human-machine interaction, assistive and rehabilitation technology, sensors, motor disorders, Cerebral Palsy.

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AI to improve people’s lives.

Yolanda Escudero


Artificial intelligence, heuristics, automated planning, cognitive science, BCI's.

You stop living when you stop learning - Chinese proverb.

Beatriz Valle


Sensors, natural interfaces, product management.

Putting technology at the service of human beings.

Julio Lora


Measurment systems, medical instrumentation, therapeutical robotics and electronic systems.

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them - Antoine de Saint Exupèry.

Óscar Ramírez


Electronics, mechatronics, robotics.

Usual collaborators

Juan Álvarez-Linera. Neuroradiology department, Ruber International Hospital Personal page

Juan Manuel Belda-Lois. Instituto de Biomécanica de Valencia. Personal page

Félix Bermejo-Pareja, Julián Benito-León. Neurology group, University Hospital Doce de Octubre. Personal page

Jakob Lund Dideriksen. Center for Sensorimotor Interaction, Aalborg University. Personal page

Dario Farina. Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Georg-August University. Personal page

Ángel Gil. Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo. Personal page

Juan A. Hernández-Tamames. Medical Image Analysis and Biometrics Lab, and King Juan Carlos University Personal page

Ales Holobar. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor. Personal page

Marco Iosa. Fondazione Santa Lucia. Personal page

Elan D. Louis. Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine. Personal page

Ignacio Martínez-Caballero. Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús. Personal page

Lee E. Miller. Department of Physiology, Northwestern University. Personal page

Antonio Oliviero. Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo. Personal page

Marcos Ríos. Menni network of Cerebral Injury, Hermanas Hospitalarias and UNED. Personal page

Juan Pablo Romero-Múñoz. Neurology Department, Hermanas Hospitalarias and Francisco de Vitoria University. Personal page

Alexei V. Samsonovich. Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University. Personal page

Matt Tresch. Department of Physiology, Northwestern University. Personal page

Jana Zvárová. European centre for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, EuroMISE. Personal page