Max Versace

  • January 20, 2016

    Today, a new article titled Resonant Cholinergic Dynamics in Cognitive and Motor Decision-Making: Attention, Category Learning, and Choice in Neocortex, Superior Colliculus, and Optic Tectum was published on Frontiers in Neuroscience (20 January 2016 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2015.00501). The article, directly derived from my PhD research on laminar mechanisms of memory and perception in the cerebral cortex, was […]

  • The Neuromorphics Lab brings Artificial Brains to the Science Museum, Boston

    September 3, 2014

    Ben Lawson (Neuromorphics Lab, UROP Program at Boston University) and Tim Seemann (former Neuromorphics Lab, now at Neurala) have worked together in the summer 2014 to devise new algorithmic implementation for a Mars Rover permanent exhibit Neurala and the Neuromorphics Lab are managing at the Science Museum, Boston. The UROP project, titled “Are Virtual Tests with […]

  • Learning to Navigate in a Virtual World using Optic Flow and Stereo Disparity Signals

    August 24, 2014

    The Neuromorphics Lab is has just published a new article that explains how optic flow and learning can be used to improve navigation in a mobile robot. This is the abstract of the article just appeared in Artificial Life and Robotics: “Navigating in a complex world is challenging in that the rich, real environment provides […]

  • Max Versace at NASA Ames

    May 7, 2014

    Neuromorphics Lab Director Massimiliano Versace visited NASA Ames, where it gave a talk on autonomous navigation on land robot and collision avoidance on UAVs. NASA Ames is particularly active in the NextGen Airspace Project, where they work with the FAA to develop activities in the area of air traffic management.  

  • Max Versace at NASA Langley

    April 10, 2014

    “If aliens had access to YouTube they would think the Earth was populated by robots.” But as robotics expert Massimiliano Versace told a group at NASA Langley, that is not true – yet. And it is primarily because there are three barriers or “miracles that need to happen. For robots to become as commonplace as […]

  • TEDx Fulbright: Max Versace, Director of the Neuromorphics Lab, talks about the future of robotics

    April 7, 2014

    If an alien watched all the videos on YouTube, he would think that the world was full of robots. But, it’s not. Why not? What will it take to get robots out of YouTube and into the real world?

  • Learning to Navigate in a Virtual World using Optic Flow and Stereo Disparity Signals

    March 31, 2014

    The following article from the Neuromorphics Lab is in press in Artificial Life and Robotics.: “Navigating in a complex world is challenging in that the rich, real environment provides a very large number of sensory states that can immediately precede a collision. Biological organisms such as rodents are able to solve this problem, effortlessly navigating […]

  • Neuromorphics Lab NASA STTR Phase II program talk at NASA Langley

    March 3, 2014

    Max Versace, Director of the Neuromorphics Lab, was invited to give a talk at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia, guest of Mark  Motter, Ph.D., PE NASA Langley Research Center Electronics System Branch. The talked, titled “Neuromorphic solutions for autonomous land and aerial vehicles”, focused on the work done between the lab, NASA, and […]

  • Neuromorphic Reaching and Grasping in an iRobot Create

    March 2, 2014

    The primary objective of this project is to develop an adaptive robot that interacts with a human user, potentially paralyzed, via an EEG-based brain-machine interface (BMI). Using a VIrtual Environment (VE) is a standard procedure in the Neuromorphics Lab, which allows to experiment ad libitum in software to, basically, get the model right, before dealing […]

  • The NL featured on New Scientist

    February 20, 2014

    The Neuromorphics Lab featured in an article on New Scientist by Hal Hodson. “Processors used in gaming and supercomputers could give robots much more human-like minds, enabling them to navigate the skies and explore Mars autonomously.”

Collaborators

The Neuromorphics Lab is highly collaborative with connections across both academia and industry.