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Australian and US universities to work together on autonomous vehicles

October 22nd, 2019

A consortium of four Australian universities will receive $3 million from the Morrison Government to work with their American counterparts on developing the next-generation of autonomous vehicles. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said autonomous capability was a key priority for Defence because of its important safety and... More

Could Rat Brains Hold the Secret to Giving Cars, Robots Better Navigational Skills?

August 2nd, 2019

BU neuroscientists say special “mapping” brain cells could inspire the design of smarter self-driving vehicles   Someday, as autonomous cars speed down our roadways and robots perform elaborate rescue operations too risky for humans to carry out, we may have rats to thank. Well, more specifically: rats, a box of Froot Loops, More

Professor Michael Hasselmo Receives BU’s Highest Honor

May 21st, 2019

Michael E. Hasselmo was named a 2019 William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston  University. Named in honor of BU’s first president, the William Fairfield Warren Professorships were established in 2008 to recognize BU’s most distinguished faculty. The award is the highest distinction bestowed upon senior faculty members who remain actively involved... More

How to Make Self-Driving Vehicles Smarter, Bolder

May 21st, 2019

$7.5M DOD grant for Project NeuroAutonomy will develop bioinspired control systems to enable vehicles to self-navigate land, air, and sea Autonomous vehicles that can maneuver themselves around any city are already out on our public roads, says Yannis Paschalidis, but operating off-road remains a challenge. “These vehicles are designed for very structured... More

BU-led Research Team Wins $7.5M MURI to Create Neuro-Autonomous Robots

May 21st, 2019

Dream Team of Engineers, Computer Scientists, and Neuroscientists from BU, MIT, and Australia to develop neuro-inspired capabilities for Land, Sea, and Air-based Autonomous Robots A Boston University-led research team was selected to receive a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  With this prestigious... More