Max Versace

My Research

My goal is to change the way robots are designed. Biological systems are powerful learning machines that do not need to be programmed to execute a task. They learn how to perform it.

To allow robots to learn similarly to the way biological systems do, one needs to combine the design of multi-system, biologically-inspired neural models, high-density, low-power neuromorphic hardware, and robots capable of interacting and learning in real time in complex natural environments. Learn more

  • Geek

    My fork featured the February 2013 edition of Geek Magazine in a broad-band interview from robotics technology, to robotics ethics,... to sci-fi movies. Learn more

  • Neuromorphics Lab

    My work featured on Future Tense,a documentary exploring cutting-edge technologies that will dramatically change the world we live in. Learn more

  • NASA

    My lab work with NASA Langley featured on a video focused on neuromorphic hardware solutions for UAVs.Learn more

  • Neuromorphics Lab

    Neurala LLC and the Neuromorphics Lab have been awarded a 2011 NASA STTR program to develop adaptive neuromorphic brains and robots for space exploration. Learn more

  • Neuromorphics Lab

    IEEE Spectrum cover page article (December 2010): The brain of a new machine Learn more

  • Neuromorphics Lab

    My Lab work on neuromorphic chips awarded the 2012 CELEST/CompNet Prize in Computational Neuroscience. Learn more

  • Arts&Sciences Magazine

    The Neuromorphics Lab is featured in the Fall 2011 edition of the Boston University Arts & Sciences Magazine. Learn more

  • Arts&Sciences Magazine

    The Neuromorphics Lab featured in the 2011 Boston University Research Magazine. Learn more


    The Neuromorphics Lab awarded a 2011 NASA Langley Center Innovation Fund (CIF). Learn more

In the Media


I am the leader of the Neuromorphics Lab, a highly collaborative lab with connections across both academia and industry.