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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Want to meet our aerial #autonomy platform codename Green Hornet, and Hopper, our robot dog powered by Opteran Natural Intelligence? We have limited tickets for our event at the Science Museum on Dec 7th, 2021, starting at 4pm. Register today: https://bit.ly/3oScnj6 #robotics

Future of AI exclusive debate: register now to hear Gur Kimchi, #AI expert and co-founder Amazon Prime Air; Sean Mitchell, #computervision expert and Intel Movidius co-founder; James Marshall, Opteran co-founder and Natural Intelligence expert https://bit.ly/3FLO8uE #Robotics

If you'd like to find out more about @opterantech and Natural Intelligence check out our profile on @RoboticBusiness https://bit.ly/3vnU8Vt #Robots #AI

IPM School of Cognitive Science and the University of Sheffield organise a free online workshop on "Animal Mind: Miniature Copies of Cognition to Implement in Artificial Intelligence", Thursday 14 October, 10-18 for the Persian audiences. #AnimalMind #cognition #AI #Insect

دانشگاه شفیلد با همکاری پژوهشگاه دانشهای بنیادی یک کارگاه آموزشی درباره « ذهن حیوانات: نسخه های مینیاتوری از شناخت برای پیاده سازی در هوش مصنوعی» در تاریخ ۲۲ مهرماه برگزار می کند.
#ذهن_حیوانات #هوش_مصنوعی #علوم_شناختی #حشرات

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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 [...]

Introducing BeeBot V2!

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; [...]

Introducing the MiniBee V1!

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 [...]

Workshop on Insect and Robot Neuroethology

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 [...]

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.

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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