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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We’ve found a way to turn insect brains into a far more efficient and powerful way to do #autonomy in machines – want to find out more? Drop us a line about our ODK-2! http://bit.ly/35PKFuT #artificialintelligence

Welcome to the world of ‘Natural Intelligence’ Our ODK-2 weighs only 30g, draws a few watts of power and is 4x5x1cm in size, but it enables a far more efficient and powerful way to achieve #autonomy in machines http://bit.ly/35PKFuT #AI #machinelearning

We are excited to be able to continue our research in biomimetic embodied AI with a new generation of researchers. Applications opening imminently - watch this space @SussexEASy @EngInfSussex https://twitter.com/SussexUniPress/status/1336706805343326210

Exciting #PhD opportunity with me, @Lena_Riab, Andy Trevelyan & Damon Clark on imaging insect brains: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/imaging-the-neural-mechanisms-of-distance-estimation-in-insects/?p127841 @NeuroNCL - please spread the word!

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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 [...]

Robot Hackathon for Creativity@Home

Using Creativity@Home funds, the Brains on Board project team spent a day working with the Centre for Facilitation on a robot hackathon, to develop their creative problem-solving skills. Three teams worked to try and develop [...]

Active AI grant funded

Members of the Brains on Board team have been awarded a further £1m from EPSRC to collaborate with Australian experts in invertebrate behaviour. The new grant, Active AI, is led by Prof Andy Philippides for [...]

Participation in UKRI review of Artificial Intelligence

Brains on Board project investigators Prof James Marshall, Prof Thomas Nowotny, and Prof Eleni Vasilaki participated in a number of workshops held by UK Research and Innovation, with participation from other research councils and the [...]

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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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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