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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Thrilled to organise a #Insect #Navigation meeting with @InsectNav and Barbara Webb, Aug 4-6. Will be a showcase of the latest research. Will have a rich mix of posters and talks. ECRs and PhD students are strongly encouraged to participate. Register here https://tinyurl.com/y7lbd7hk

Impact of #COVID19 on bee research - survey results... https://coloss.org/news/coloss-survey-impact-of-covid-19-on-research-results/

If you need another reason to register for the awesome CNS 2020 (thanks to a certain virus, now free and online), I'll be presenting a poster on some of my research on GPU-accelerated SNN simulation.

https://cns2020online.sched.com/event/1057acbc359fe7d1db8a53a94a9ca408 @CNSorg #CNS2020Online @sched @BrainsOnBoard @GeNNTeam

So cool! Ants trained in the real world transfer their knowledge to a virtual-reality environment. Lovely validation of these trackball methods @InsectNav

Dr. Alex Cope @opterantech “A real highlight for me was running our first real-world test. I tried to fly a drone at the wall to see if it could turn itself. It worked perfectly...” #drones #UAVs #Artificialintelligence https://twitter.com/sheffielduni/status/1280799006717890565

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Brains on Board feature by the BBC

 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.

Ethical Innovation in AI and Robotics

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. [...]

EPSRC programme grant

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 [...]

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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