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 efficient ‘brain on board’ robot controllers, able to exhibit adaptive behaviour while running on powerful yet lightweight General-Purpose Graphics Processing Unit hardware. This will be demonstrated via autonomous and adaptive control of a flying robot, using an on-board computational simulation of the bee’s neural circuits.

The grant involves academics from the University of Sheffield, the University of Sussex, and Queen Mary University of London. The full press release can be viewed here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dcs/latest-news/epsrc-programme-grant-1.653466