April 5, 2019

These Insect-Inspired Robots Don't Need GPS For Orientation

The 'Brains on Board' project is a collaboration between several British universities in partnership with the Human Brain Project and seeks to ‘translate’ the brains of ants and bees into algorithms that a machine will understand. Its aim is to create equally efficient robots that can be used for rescue, space exploration and terrain analysis.

March 18, 2019

European Brain Research Area (EBRA) Call for Clusters launched

The EBRA consortium has launched a Call for Clusters aimed to promote co-operation and exchange between brain research projects and networks, and thus enable or enhance international collaboration and the emergence of development of clusters in all areas of brain research, in line with EBRA’s aim to foster new, and extend existing, transnational research cooperation of European countries, and to support coordination of research efforts.

Feb. 28, 2019

New neuronal model with potential to tackle spinocerebellar ataxias disease

February 28th, 2019. Within the partnering environment of the Human Brain Project, a Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship, researchers of the Politechnic University of Milan have developed a simplified neuronal model with potential to tackle the spinocerebellar ataxias disease – a success story of the integration of the partnering environment´s scientific community in neuroscience and neurocomputing with the Human Brain Project.

Feb. 7, 2019

International Brain Initiatives Bring Together A Global Perspective On Neuroethics

The latest edition of Cell Press's NEURON features an extended feature on neuroethics bringing together publications from the seven component brain initiatives which together form the International Brain Initiative. Included are papers reflecting on the work of the Human Brain Project (EU), Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and United States national brain research initiatives.