August 24, 2014
The Neuromorphics Lab is has just published a new article that explains how optic flow and learning can be used to improve navigation in a mobile robot. This is the abstract of the article just appeared in Artificial Life and Robotics: “Navigating in a complex world is challenging in that the rich, real environment provides [...]
April 6, 2014
If an alien watched all the videos on YouTube, he would think that the world was full of robots. But, it’s not. Why not? What will it take to get robots out of YouTube and into the real world?
February 15, 2014
It is no mystery to Neurdons that I have been intrigued in the use of GPU for neural computing. The term GPGPU stands for General-Purpose computation on Graphics Processing Units. GPUs, chips whose main technological push comes from huge revenues from the gaming and mobile market, are in reality high-performance many-core processors that can be [...]
January 17, 2014
The Motley fool weighs in on the Robotics Stocks investments for 2014, providing insights on the main things (they claim, 4!) you should keep in mind. While the scene is still dominated by industrial robots, and by iRobot in task-specific cleaning bots (vacuum robots, among other things), the recent acquisition of several robotic companies by [...]
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 [...]