April 29, 2013
The Neuromorphics Lab is featured on the the Boston University home page today (29 April 2013). The home page features Dr. Robot looking around, and links to the BU Today article about the lab.
April 4, 2013
This article and video in BU Today features the joint work by the Neurala and Neuromorphics Lab teams in the NASA STTR Phase I “Adaptive bio-inspired navigation for planetary exploration”. The video in the article illustrates the project and includes brief interviews with Max Versace, Tim Barnes, and Aisha Sohail.
March 14, 2013
Neurala LLC and the CELEST Neuromorphics Lab have been awarded a 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Phase I of the project has demonstrated how a virtual Mars rovers and a robotic wheeled platform equipped with a neuromorphic brain can use exclusively passive, potentially unreliable sensors (analogous to animal visual and vestibular [...]
February 14, 2013
GEEK, an American print magazine launched in 2006, is “a lifestyle magazine for geeks of every kind”. The February edition of GEEK features me in a broad-band interview from Matt Casey in topics ranging from robotics cutting edge technology, to robotics ethics,… to sci-fi movies.
February 1, 2013
Anatoli Gorchetchnikov and Tim Barnes visited NASA Langley on 2/1/2012 presenting the work carried out in the joint effort by Neurala and Boston University Neuromorphis Lab in the NASA STTR and Center Innovation Fund. The talks, hosted by Mark Motter at NASA Langley, described two stream of works where neuromorphic technology is applied to solve problems in land/aerial [...]
January 17, 2013
In case you wonder if Neuromorphics Lab members find the time to do something fun, here is the living proof. Ennio Mingolla, recently moved from Boston University to Northeastern University to chair their Speech Pathology and Audiology Department, talks about his wine making passion. Article here
January 8, 2013
Job Title: Research Scientist Purpose: For an NSF-funded project, we are developing a software platform, based on a video game engine, to support both human experiments in visual attention, cognition, and navigation, and allow a virtual animal, or animat, to replicate human performance through neural simulations. We are seeking someone with excellent programming skills, specifically [...]
December 20, 2012
As part of the 2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program, Neurala and the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab are partnering to build adaptive bio-inspired neural models for navigation in planetary environments. Today we completed the first phase in building a “Mars Yard” to test our neural models in a robotic environment. All ready for [...]
December 13, 2012
Application for the CELEST Summer Program 2013 is now open. The summer program for undergraduate students involves research internships with CELEST faculty members who utilize experimental and/or computational approaches to the neuroscience of learning. Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply.
December 10, 2012
In a previous post, Byron Galbraith has shown a demonstration of a neural model for autonomous reaching and grasping in a virtual environment (VE). The primary objective of this project is to develop an adaptive robot that interacts with a human user, potentially paralyzed EEG-based brain-machine interface (BMI, in collaboration with the CELEST Neural Prosthesis Lab). Using [...]