if the sensors of a robot or organism are physically positioned on the body in the right places, some kind of preprocessing of the incoming sensory stimulation is performed by the very arrangement of the sensors, rather than by the neural system. That is, through the proper distribution of the sensors over the body, "good" sensory signals are delivered to the brain; it gets good "raw material" to work on.
For input we will use the 25 skeleton joints from a Kinect2 sensor. This is a reasonably common sensor in the interactive arts world.
For mapping we will use by Dr. Rebecca Fiebrink.
Wekinator is free and available for Mac, Windows and Linux.
It allows simple OSC IO for working with neural networks.