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 [...]
October 24, 2013
One talk stood out this year from MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference on October 8th. This was Matt Grob, Qualcom CTO. Matt announced the company’s development of a new class of standardized, biologically inspired “neuromorphic” hardware, the Zeroth processors.
September 8, 2013
A new article from the producting group leading by Giacomo Indiveri, a professor at the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, explains how cognitive abilities can be incorporated into electronic systems made with so-called neuromorphic chips. In the article, they show how to assemble and configure these electronic systems [...]
April 21, 2013
This recent CNN article by Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Romotive, sheds light on why we think (and hope…) robots will take off in the very near future. As for many other things in life, money is one of the reasons…
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 Max Versace, one of the Neurdon founders, in a broad-band interview with Matt Casey in topics ranging from robotics cutting edge technology, to robotics ethics,… to sci-fi movies. Read the article here.
January 14, 2013
The iRobot Roomba cleaning robots is still the most famous, and probably widespread robot in the world. Despite this has made many people happy not to clean their floors (e.g., me), Roomba is not exactly the robot many of us would have expected to keep the best selling position in the robotic industry for so [...]
January 10, 2013
Robots are everywhere. So they say… yesterday morning I was chatting with a colleague of mine, who remarked how if you type “robots” in the search box on Youtube, you get a sea of results (to be precise, 361,000) showing robots coming in all different sauces and incarnation, from cleaning, to flying, to climbing, to [...]
December 25, 2012
The nth+1 book on how the brain works has appeared, this time at the hand of Ray Kurzweil. How many books have been written to date that claim to finally have cracked the brain, and promise that, for a mere $18.36, you can read it all? One too many… This FREE Neurdon article will save [...]
December 1, 2012
Is the era of passionate, flash-and-bones explores like Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, all the way down to their modern counterparts Neir Armstrong, over once and for all? Are humans explored just not “sturdy” enough to face the hurdles of modern space exploration? May be yes, but with a twist.
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.