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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The awards keep on coming! Very proud to announce we’re among the 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award Honorees by @RoboticBusiness it’s great to see Natural Intelligence recognised for its potential to overcome the problems of #deeplearning https://bit.ly/3gBzETr #robotics #AI

Haha - I always thought that honeybees are nowhere near as smart as our tool-using bumblebees, but this is pretty good 😉 https://twitter.com/TheMichaelMoran/status/1397069389304848386

Looking forward to @DavidRajan CEO presenting at the Vision Tank Start-up Competition Final on May 27th at 1pm at @EmbVisionSummit Good luck to all the finalists! https://bit.ly/3bNHDdx #ArtificialIntelligence #robotics #EVS21

Radar tracking uncovers mystery of where honeybee drones have sex @BrainsOnBoard @ERC_Research @QM_SBCS https://eurekalert.org/e/JsW1 via @QMUL @EurekAlert

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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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