Max Versace

  • Boston Business Journal on Drones and Neurala

    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 [...]

  • Feature article on New Scientist

    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:

  • US patent 8,648,867

    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.

  • Interview at Robotic Business Review

    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.

  • New Neurala Robotics Software Enables Visitors to Drive a Robot on “Mars” at the Museum of Science, Boston

    December 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 [...]

  • The Future of Robotics Summit – Feeding the Body, Brain and Mind

    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 [...]

  • The Neuromorphics Lab featured on a Boston University nationwide media campaign

    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.

  • Neurala featured in the Boston Business Journal

    June 27, 2013

    The following article features Neurala in the Boston Business Journal online edition:

  • Neurala and the Neuromorphics Lab work featured on BU Today

    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. 

  • Max Versace featured on the February edition of Geek Magazine

    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.    


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