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  • US patent 8,648,867

    February 11, 2014 | By Max Versace

    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.

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  • Interview at Robotic Business Review

    January 31, 2014 | By Max Versace

    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 | By Max Versace

    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 permanent exhibit where visitors are encouraged to think about digital technology, launches today as part of the celebration for Computer Science Education Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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

    December 16, 2013 | By Max Versace

    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 next leap forward.

    In just a little more than 10 minutes, Dr. Versace presented the trends in a compelling presentation at the MassTLC Future of Robotics Summit on December 13, 2013. Watch the video and go on a journey to Mars and the brain of a mouse.

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