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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Mushroom Body Meeting 2021 - ⁦@DrTNowotny⁩ will present project work done with fellow project-member James Bennett https://mushroom-body-meeting.org/speakers/

Our project lead @DrJimminy is talking @RoySocMed next week #RSMLive https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/retired-fellows/2020-21/rtp55/?_cldee=ZG9janJvc2VuYmVyZ0Bhb2wuY29t&recipientid=contact-cfabf469fc22e911a8a600224800449b-a139670a930b407c850160e80a102239&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ACD.RFS.webinars&esid=fbadc969-648d-eb11-b1ac-0022481a6127

Six years ago the idea for this project started over a conference beer. Thanks to Rachel Templin (QBI) for kickstarting this! @MarcelSayre has turned the data into a picturesque new preprint about the bumblebee CX projectome @LundVision @ERC_Research https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.03.26.437137v1

AIhub ambassador @AnilOzdemir__ interviewed @EGVasilaki (Head of the Machine Learning group at @sheffielduni) about her work on bio-inspired machine learning. https://twitter.com/aihuborg/status/1364901302480822279

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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. [...]

“Brains on Board” EPSRC Programme Grant kicks off

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 [...]

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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