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Research Spotlight on Robotics 2010-2011

Robotics and neuromorphic devices are two areas of research in CELEST that have garnered the attention of many media outlets, from CNN to IEEE. Below is a collection of articles highlighting the recent robotics work in CELEST.

For additional information on related work in robotics, please visit the Neuromorphics Laboratory website. For more information on all CELEST research, visit the CELEST website and our participating labs.

Featured Media Coverage

Building Robots that Learn

The CNN website featured the article Building Robots that Learn about the work of Aisha Sohail, a student researcher in the CELEST Neuromorphics Lab. Aisha wrote an article entitled Transforming Robotics with Biologically Inspired Learning Models that was published in LiveSciences in partnership with the National Science Foundation in June 2011, describing her experience about entering the exciting world of bio-inspired robotics, that led to the CNN coverage.

MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors

In a featured cover article entitled MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors in the December 2010 issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, senior research scientist Massimiliano Versace and graduate student Ben Chandler explained how the memristor-based approach would allow the building of brain-scale chips that mimic how neurons process information, with impact on the design of mobile robotic applications.

2010–2011 Robotics Media Coverage

Boston University Neuroscience article Transforming Robotics with Biologically Inspired Learning Models on July 27, 2011

AZoRobotics article Silicon Brains on July 21, 2011

LiveScience article Transforming Robotics with Biologically Inspired Learning Models on June 6, 2011

Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering article Professor Ajay Joshi Awarded for Robotics Research on April 21, 2011

IEEE Computer article From Synapses to Circuity: Using Memristive Memory to Explore the Electronic Brain on February 10, 2011

IEEE Spectrum cover feature article MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors on December 1, 2010