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  • Feature article in the Boston University Arts&Sciences Magazine (Fall 2011)

    October 31, 2011 | By Max Versace

    The Neuromorphics Lab is featured in the Fall 2011 edition of the Boston University Arts&Sciences Magazine. Courtney Humphries (photographs by Cydney Scott) did a super job in capturing the essential research core ideas of the NL, and putting together a nice article that features many of the ongoing research projects. You can find the online article here, or the PDF of the magazine here.

  • The BCI & Robotics work featured on NSF Science Nation

    October 18, 2011 | By Max Versace

    The following NSF Science Nation features CELEST work on BCI, among which is the work of the Neuromorphics Lab on adaptive robotics and BCI. The work, a collaborative effort between several CELEST labs, has been carried out primarily by Byron Galbraith, with Sean Lorenz providing SSVEP-based BCI algorithms for online interpretation of EEG data. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering Spotlight

    October 7, 2011 | By Max Versace

    My joint work with Ajay Joshi, Florian Raudies, and Schuyler Eldridge, all members of the Neuromorphics Lab, has been featured on the Boston University’s ECE Spotlight website. From the spotlight: "Mobile land and aerial robots collect large quantities of data generated by sensors, but the processing, evaluation, and analysis of all this data is restricted by either the limited bandwidth available to broadcast this data to offline computing resources or the limited computing power on the mobile robot. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Brain-machine interface meets autonomous robotics

    September 2, 2011 | By Max Versace

    Can a non-invasive brain-machine interface (BMI) be developed that allows a user the ability to direct a semi-autonomous robot to perform tasks through thought alone? If so, this would provide the foundation for a large number of potential applications ranging from rehabilitative to commercial to military. The following video, realized by Sean Lorenz and Byron Galbraith, shows the progress of the Neuromorphics Lab in this project. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Fuzzy logic and memristive hardware

    August 13, 2011 | By Max Versace

    Today I published online a brief essay, originated by the work during the DARPA SyNAPSE project, describing our early effort in the study of alternative computing schemes that will make use of massive memristive-based devices coupled with low-power CMOS processes to efficiently compute neural activation and learning in novel computing devices. The answer was to couple fuzzy inference with dense memristive memory. This combination can provide extensive power and silicon real estate savings while maintaining a high degree of accuracy in the resulting precision of the computations.The essay has been published on Neurdon. Please click here to read it.

  • The Neuromorphics Lab featured on New Scientist and Slate.com

    August 3, 2011 | By Max Versace

    In an article entitled "Body Conscious", Virginia Hughes features my lab in the 8/20/2011 edition of New Scientist. The article focuses on the case of embodiment, namely the idea that true intelligence needs a body and an environment where artificial and robotic agents develop and learn to perform adaptive tasks. The article can be found free online on Financial Tech Spotlight or New Scientist (pay site), has also been picked up by the prestigious Slate.com.

    The NL team working on this project: Anatoli Gorchetchnikov, Jasmin Leveille, Gennady Livitz, Heather Ames, Ben Chandler, Sean Patrick, Ennio Mingolla, Max Versace.

  • CNN features my work in the Neuromorphics Lab

    July 25, 2011 | By Max Versace

    The article originally posted on LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation is now on CNN. Read the article.

  • Feature article on AZoRobotics

    July 18, 2011 | By Max Versace

    This article, appeared on 7/19/2011 on AZoRobotics, discusses the main reasons why we believe that we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in the way robots are going to be programmed. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Interview on the Italian newspaper “Il Piccolo”

    July 11, 2011 | By Max Versace

    The article titled "Da Trieste a Boston: Un successo costruito sulle neuroscienze" (From Trieste to Boston: a success built upon neuroscience) describes my work at Boston University. Read the article Read the rest of this entry »

  • Feature article on Live Science

    June 3, 2011 | By Max Versace

     This article dedicated to the Lab just appeared on the NSF sponsored site live science. LiveScience is a trusted and provocative source for highly accessible science, and their articles are regularly featured on the web sites of MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, the Christian Science Monitor and others.


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