Abstract Designing hardware for miniaturized robotics which mimics the capabilities of flying insects is of interest, because they share similar constraints (i.e. small size, low weight, and low energy consumption). Research in this area aims to enable robots with similarly efficient flight and cognitive abilities. Visual processing is important to flying insects’ impressive flight capabilities, [...]
Flying insects are capable of a wide-range of flight and cognitive behaviours which are not currently understood. The replication of these capabilities is of interest to miniaturized robotics, because they share similar size, weight, and energy constraints.
The insect central complex is an enigmatic structure, whose computational function has evaded inquiry, but which has been implicated in a wide range of behaviours. Recent experimental evidence from the fruit fly...
For the first time, researchers from four major UK research centres are coming together with their academic and industrial collaborators in London to talk about how they can create neuromorphic controllers with the capabilities of a honeybee. Researchers from the universities of Sheffield, Sussex, and Queen Mary presented their facilities, tools, software, and robots to [...]
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 [...]