The research of project partner Dr Andrew Barron (Macquarie University) is featured today by his funders, the Templeton Foundation, in a new video. The Brains on Board project team, including project lead Prof James Marshall, also feature in this extensive discussion of the benefits of studying the honeybee brain to design [...]
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 simple brain-inspired models, then test them out in simulations and on a real robot, all in a day! The teams [...]
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 Sussex, and Dr Mike Mangan for Sheffield. Recent advances in AI and notably in deep learning, have proven incredibly successful [...]
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 Office for AI, intended to scope out future directions and opportunities for AI research in the UK. Our message? AI [...]
The Brains on Board team in Sheffield Robotics are proud to unveil their new custom research quadcopter, BeeBotV2. Unlike the MiniBeeV1 platform, BeeBotV2 enables on-board brain models, with a modular compute and sensor payload; this enables us to flexibly alter BeeBotV2's capabilities based on our research needs.Co-designed with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at [...]
We have been developing our own quad copters to replicate the senses and flight of honey bees. Minibee is the new smallest member of our quad copter family. With panoramic vision stabilised onboard and powerful motors it allows us to test our models of the bee brain in a smaller, [...]
We are pleased to announce that Brains on Board has become a Partnering Project of the Human Brain Project
Insect neuroethology: From brains and behaviours to models and robots. The Brains on Board project is delighted to host a one-day workshop on insect neuroethology and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex. We are enthused about the prospect of bringing together neuroscientists, modellers and behavioural scientists, who work on insect sensory systems, learning and cognition. [...]
The BBC has published a short film about the Brains on Board project, featuring an interview with Andy Philippides from our team at the University of Sussex.
James Marshall and colleagues from the University of Sheffield have contributed to a feature aired by Canadian news broadcaster CBS News on concerns over lethal autonomous weapons systems.