Research

The goal of the Neuromorphics Lab (NL) is to revolutionize how intelligent agents are designed by integrating three research areas:

1) neural modeling of integrative brain systems, including adaptive perceptual, cognitive, emotional, planning, and spatial behaviors, and skilled action. We call this research theme "mind".

2) the study and manufacture of compact, low-power, innovative neural chips able to implement neural systems at biological scales, including large-scale simulations of these systems. We call this research theme "brain".

3) the application of neural technology to mobile robotic platforms, both on land and in unmanned aerial vehicles. We call this research theme "body".

The resulting intelligent agents, both virtual and robotic, differ from their predecessors through their ability to adapt and learn from sensor data by using computing architectures whose design is inspired by models that have met the test of fitting difficult biological (behavioral or physiological) data.

The NL research has been featured on the cover page of IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Computer, Popular Science, MSNBC, Live Science, and AZoRobotics, among others.

Collaborators

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