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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VIRTUAL Junior Scientist Workshop on Mechanistic Cognitive Neuroscience (Nov 15-21, 2020) - Janelia https://janeliaconf.smapply.io/prog/CNW20/?utm_source=Conf+List_Neural+Circuits+%26+Behavior+Labs&utm_campaign=ee4c0f8465-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0930e46f9e-ee4c0f8465-70117333&mc_cid=ee4c0f8465&mc_eid=021115898d

How do we get our bearings when moving from place to place? To figure out how the brain does it, we dissected the head direction network in fruit flies: https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(20)30613-9 #ringattractor 1/7

Want to learn more about ant navigation and the role of mushroom bodies in the process? Here is a little dispatch in @CurrentBiology highlighting two recent exciting papers on the topic. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1biLd3QW8Ru8SZ @LundVision

A bee’s brain has only a million neurons (in contrast to our 85 billion), so mapping their brains is informing scientists about larger systems – and the development of AI. @Macquarie_Uni @sheffielduni @DrJimminy#research #PodcastRecommendations


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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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