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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Excited to be featured on this week’s @BBCClick If you have access to BBC iPlayer our clip starts at 20 minutes 55 secs and features Opteran Green Hornet our aerial #drone platform. You can watch it on BBC World News in US and Latin America 👇 https://bbc.in/3IOPMNz #uavs

By studying honeybee neural recordings, tracking them in the wild and translating their abilities into computational models, @BrainsOnBoard and its spin-out @opterantech aim to develop AI that mimics a honeybee's intelligence e.g. flying robots that respond to their environment.

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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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