March 11, 2014
David Harris, Tech Editor at Boston Business Journal, writes about our work with NASA Langley on Drones. “What if drones could learn how to fly better and avoid collisions all on their own? That’s essentially what Massimiliano Versace, CEO of Cambridge-based Neurala, is working on in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center. The end result of [...]
February 20, 2014
An article on New Scientist by Hal Hodson features our work on robotic brains for Mars exploration and for controlling unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). “Processors used in gaming and supercomputers could give robots much more human-like minds, enabling them to navigate the skies and explore Mars autonomously”<!–more–> Read the whole article here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129574.700-robots-with-humanlike-brains-to-take-on-mars-unaided.html?page=1#.UwYRAPldWSo
February 11, 2014
Today, the U.S. Patent Office officially issued to Anatoli Gorchetchnikov, Heather Ames, Fabrizio Santini, and Massimiliano Versacea a patent that covers brain-based computational models running on graphic processing units (GPU). We see this invention as an important foundation for real-time artificial intelligence and robotics applications.
January 31, 2014
From Robotic Business Review (1/30/2014) ”This company releases a hot consumer app with strong industry partnerships launching it forward” By Celeste LeCompte. Full article available here. http://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/article/deep_learning_tech_from_neurala_competes_with_google
New Neurala Robotics Software Enables Visitors to Drive a Robot on “Mars” at the Museum of Science, BostonDecember 16, 2013
Premieres Today In Celebration of Computer Science Education Week CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 13, 2013 – Visitors to the Museum of Science will be able to drive a robot on the Surface of “Mars” using software created by Cambridge, MA-based robotics company, Neurala, Inc. The new hands-on activity in the Museum’s Cahners Computer Place, a [...]
December 16, 2013
What will it take to get robots out of YouTube and into our day to day lives? Max Versace, Director of the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab, talks about the state of the art in robotic bodies, brains and minds. He says that in just a few years, it will be robotic intelligence that will make [...]
September 18, 2013
The Neuromprhics Lab will be featured in a nationwide Boston University advertising campaign, which features the exciting research of some of BU’s most talented faculty. Boston University has launched this effort three years ago to raise the research profile of the University among researchers and other influential academic opinion-makers.
June 27, 2013
The following article features Neurala in the Boston Business Journal online edition: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/startups/2013/06/neurala-robot-intelligence-software.html?page=all
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.