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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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Making the end of the Brains on Board project - 66 months has flown by… and thanks also to everyone who couldn’t be here for the final project meeting.

This week project PI @DrJimminy, and co-founder of project spinout @opterantech, co-authored an article on the Brains on Board approach in @SciRobotics with colleagues @microuav and @blinkminster

WIRED: Opteran featured in a new @WIRED report covering six key technologies to change the world. See us in the chapter on Biomimicry! https://loom.ly/-UpKGuQ
#biomimicry #artificialintelliegence #drones #robotics #uavs #naturalintelligence #opterantechnology #SLAM

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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.

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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People

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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