Presentation and press conference at FENS 2018

On 10 July 2018, Prof. Elisabetta Chicca presented recent work on obstacle avoidance at the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Berlin, the largest basic neuroscience meeting in Europe. She put on display the latest results arising from the collaboration between the Neuromorphic Behaving Systems and the Neurobiology groups. In this work, the relative motion of objects is encoded by a novel neuromorphic circuit named spiking Elementary Motion Detector (sEMD) and used by a neural network to perform obstacle avoidance on a wheeled robot. The resulting biologically inspired system paves the way for the construction of low-power compact autonomous mobile robots.

The work was also presented at a press conference, as highlighted in the recent CITEC news article about the corresponding press release: https://cit-ec.de/en/news/following-natures-example-animals-are-prototypes-robotics