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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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Making the end of the Brains on Board project - 66 months has flown by… and thanks also to everyone who couldn’t be here for the final project meeting.

This week project PI @DrJimminy, and co-founder of project spinout @opterantech, co-authored an article on the Brains on Board approach in @SciRobotics with colleagues @microuav and @blinkminster

WIRED: Opteran featured in a new @WIRED report covering six key technologies to change the world. See us in the chapter on Biomimicry! https://loom.ly/-UpKGuQ
#biomimicry #artificialintelliegence #drones #robotics #uavs #naturalintelligence #opterantechnology #SLAM

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Opteran secures £10m in Seed+ funding

Project spinout Opteran, the brain-biomimicry company, has secured £10m in Seed+ funding to scale up its natural intelligence technology. The funding round, led by Join, included IQ Capital, Episode 1, Seraphim, and newly-established fund Northern [...]

Brains on Board Showcase at the Science Museum

Brains on Board project members showed the results of five years of work yesterday at the Project Showcase, in the Science Museum, London. Project spinout Opteran Technologies unveiled their new autonomous aerial system development platform, [...]

Honeybees can solve maths test without using numbers

Research conducted jointly between the University of Sheffield and international collaborators has provided insight into the mathematical cognition of the honeybee. The research found that honeybees could use continuous, non-numerical cues to solve a maths [...]

Opteran closes £2.1m seed round

Brains on Board project spinout Opteran Technologies today announced its £2.1m seed funding round, led by IQ Capital, with participation from Episode 1, Seraphim, and Join. The investment will enable them to further develop and [...]

AAAS UKRI International Reception

Members of the Brains on Board team were invited to present at the UKRI International Reception, as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle. The world's largest [...]

The “Brains on Board” team supports open-access publishing and aims to share and disseminate outcomes to researchers and the public alike

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People

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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