The lab works with two main partners in designing the next generation hardware to power large-scale neural simulations.
We work closely with HP Labs
to develop the software platform Cog Ex Machina
, or Cog, designed to capitalize on the next wave of high-density, memristor based, massively multicore chips that will be developed in the next few years.
The lab has also several initiatives directed at exploring other, less conventional paths. In collaboration with our Boston
University partner ICSG
, we are designing analog and digital ASIC
chips for special purpose applications, in particular directed to visual-based navigation in land robots and, in collaboration with NASA, for UAVs
As a direct outcome of a study sponsored by the DARPA SyNAPSE
project, we are also exploring memristors based, low-power fuzzy circuit for learning