Max Versace

  • The Neuromorphics Lab featured on the home page or the Boston University website

    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.      

  • Neuromorphics Lab work with NASA featured on BU Today

    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. 

  • Adaptive bio-inspired navigation for planetary exploration – Phase I results

    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 […]

  • Max Versace featured on the February edition of Geek Magazine

    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.

  • Neurala and Boston University Neuromorphis Lab at NASA Langley

    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 […]

  • Ennio and wine making

    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

  • The new Mars Yard is redy on 12/21/2012!

    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 […]

  • CELEST summer 2013 undergraduate lab intern program

    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. 

  • Reaching and grasping in a real world (from a virtual one!)…

    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 […]

  • Interview on Boston Globe – Adapteva

    December 3, 2012

    We have heard that Adapteva, the Lexington, MA, startup to raise the money for his company’s new computer, called Parallella, CEO Olofsson turned to Kickstarter, the online “crowdfunding” service that lets ordinary people invest money like venture capitalists. Today’s article .”For chip maker, ‘crowdfunding’ computes article” on the Boston Globe tells you everything about it, and has […]


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