April 4, 2013
This article and video in BU Today features the work of the Neurala and Neuromorphics Lab team 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.
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.
December 3, 2012
We have heard that Adapteva, the Lexington, MA, startup is raising capital for his company’s new computer, called Parallella. For this purpose, 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 [...]
November 24, 2012
A new article on New scientist features Spikey, the new chip coming out of Karlheinz Meier’s group. The University of Heidelberg, Germany, chip contains contains 400 “neurons”. The original article (see link) describes the various networks the group was able to implement in the chip, which includes a variety of different circuits. The article also [...]
September 23, 2012
The collaborative work by Neuromorphics Lab and NASA scientists Tim Barnes, Florian Raudies, Schuyler Eldridge, Ajay Joshi, Massimiliano Versace (NL), and Mark Motter (NASA) has been featured on the italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore in an article by Luca Tremolada. Read the online article or download the PDF (Italian)
September 16, 2012
The Neuromorphics Lab (CompNet) has been working with NASA Langley on a Center Innovation Fund (CIF) under my supervision with the goal of developing neuromorphic algorithms and hardware for vision and learning in unmanned aerial vehicles.
August 13, 2012
The recent book Advances in Neuromorphic Memristor Science and Applications, part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems (Editors Robert Kozma, Robinson E. Pino, and Giovanni E. Pazienza), contains two chapters written by my colleagues and myself.
June 21, 2012
Future Tense is a series of documentaries exploring cutting-edge technologies that will dramatically change the world we live in. The next Episode will be focused on Artificial Intelligence, and will airs on July 1st at 1:30 PM ET. The documentary features also the work done in the Neuromorphics Lab. Watch the trailer here and the full [...]
May 17, 2012
For the past four years, Boston University faculty and staff have watched members of the Class of 2012 as you pursued your passions, made friends, became a little more of what you will be for the rest of your lives. We can’t let you leave without taking one last opportunity to offer some words of [...]
May 14, 2012
Abstract: Many cortical networks contain recurrent architectures that transform input patterns before storing them in short-term memory (STM).Theorems in the 1970’s showed how feedback signal functions in rate-based recurrent on-center off-surround networks control this process. A sigmoid signal function induces a quenching threshold below which inputs are suppressed as noise and above which they are contrast-enhanced before [...]