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What if we could design an autonomous flying robot with the navigational and learning abilities of a honeybee?

Such a computationally and energy-efficient autonomous robot would represent a step-change in robotics technology and is precisely what the ‘Brains on Board’ project aims to achieve.

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Check out how our brian2genn obliterates the competition in figure 11 of this interesting new paper https://t.co/TnB3OJ74Ij @briansimulator @BrainsOnBoard @ICEDsussex @SussexEASy @GeNNTeam

Our new platform has completed initial flight tests... thanks to Malloy Aeronautics for the battery and specification input, and @TheAMRC for design and fabrication https://t.co/tNbu60M4i3

Felix Dujardin's (1801-1860) beautiful drawings of honeybee brains (1850). Dujardin discovered the mushroom bodies in insect brains (the convoluted structures on top of the drawings) and found that they were relatively larger in species that he thought were more intelligent.

.⁦@DARPA⁩ funding call sounds like a great idea 🧐 https://t.co/iLTm9VBnEf

. @DrTNowotny opening our second annual review meeting today in London. Many thanks to all members of our Advisory Board for joining us today.

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EPSRC programme grant

We are delighted to announce the recently awarded £4.8M EPSRC programme grant: “Brains on Board”: Neuromorphic Control of Flying Robots! The grant will fuse computational and experimental neuroscience to develop a new class of highly [...]

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Meet the “Brains on Board” Project Team, Advisory Board, and Partners.

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Research Centres

+ Sheffield Robotics – University of Sheffield

+ Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics – University of Sussex

+ Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology – Queen Mary University of London

+ Department of Biomedical Sciences – University of Sheffield

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