The NL has another IEEE cover page featured article, this time on IEEE Pulse (Ames et al, 2012). The February edition of IEEE Pulse will be devoted to Neuroscience and DARPA, with a collection of cutting-edge work sponsored by the agency. Our work has been selected, and featured on the cover page, with an article titled "The Animat".
Authors: Heather Ames, Ennio Mingolla, Aisha Sohail, Benjamin Chandler, Anatoli Gorchetchnikov, Jasmin Léveillé, Gennady Livitz, and Massimiliano Versace
The abstract: Researchers at Boston University (BU)’s Neuromorphics Lab, part of the NSF-sponsored Center of Excellence for Learning in
Education, Science and Technology (CELEST), are working in collaboration with engineers andscientists at Hewlett-Packard (HP) to implement neural models of intelligent processes on the next generation of dense, low-power, computer hardware that will use memristive technology to bring data closer to the processor where computation occurs. The HP and BU teams are jointly designing optimal infrastructure, simulations, and software platform to build an artificial brain. The resulting Cog Ex Machina (Cog) software platform has been successfully used to implement a large-scale, multi-component brain system able to simulate in a virtual environment some key rat behavioral results, and has been applied to control robotic platforms as they learn to interact with their environment.