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Creating NeuroRobots that Navigate

Building neurorobots that navigate through neuromorphic intelligence.

  • Oct. 6, 2022, Frontiers in Neurorobotics calls for papers about research topic on Brain-inspired Navigation and Sensing for Robots. Topic Editors: Fuqiang Gu, Xuke Hu, Jianga Shang, Zhi Xiong; Topic Coordinators: Fangwen Yu
  • Sep 9, 2022, Our project is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. NeuroNav: Brain Inspired 3D Navigation with Neuromorphic Computing Chips. 2023.01-2025.12.
  • Sep 8, 2022, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation Approach: Progress and Outlook”.  Hosted by A. Professor Jinjin Yan, Harbin Engineering University.
  • March 31, 2022, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Requirements of Brain-inspired Computing Software System for Neuromorphic Robotics”.  Hosted by Professor Youhui Zhang, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, FIT Building 4-411.
  • March 25, 2022, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Discussion on Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation Approach”.  Hosted by A. Professor Jinjin Yan, Harbin Engineering University.
  • March 18-19, 2022, Fangwen Yu and Prof. Fuqiang Gu organized the Brain-inspired Navigation Workshop (PDF)at UPINLBS2022 (Program PDF). The experts of invited talks include Prof. Michael Milford (QUT) (keynote presentation), Prof. Bailu Si (Beijing Normal University), A. Prof Lei Deng (Tsinghua University), Dr. Zhenshan Bing (Technical University of Munich), Guangzhi Tang (Rutgers University), Chuang Yang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics & National University of Singapore), etc.
  • Dec 23, 2021, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation: Progress and Outlook”.  Hosted by Dr. Xinglong Ji,  Qiyuan Lab (启元实验室), Beijing, China.
  • Dec 18, 2021, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation: Progress and Outlook”.  The 6Th International Academic Forum for Non-exposed Space Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), Beijing, China.
  • July 23, 2021, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Discussion on Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation Approach”.  Hosted by Professor Fuqiang Gu, College of Computer Science and State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmissions, Chongqing University. (Poster)
  • July 14, 2021, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Discussion on Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation Approach”.  Hosted by Professor Chong Shen, School of Instrument and Electronics, North University of China.
  • July 6, 2021, Our work, EventDrop, was reported and featured by TechExplore. (EventDrop: a method to augment asynchronous event data by Ingrid Fadelli)
  • June 19, 2021, Fangwen gave a talk. Research Progress on Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation Approach. Workshop on Intelligent Navigation Technology. June 18-19, 2021, Changsha, China.
  • June 10, 2021, Prof. Michael Milford gave an invited talk. Biologically-inspired SLAM: Where are we coming from and where could we go?CMU Tartan SLAM Series
  • May 7, 2021,  Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Research Progress on Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation”. Hosted by Prof. Dongyan Wei. Discussion with Prof. Hong YuanProf. Dongyan Wei, Dr. Wen Li, etc. The Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  • March 20, 2021, Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Key Technology of Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation System and Potential Applications”. Hosted by A. Prof. Chunhua Xiao, College of Computer Science, Chongqing University. Tencent Meeting: 901 396 057
  • January 24, 2021. Fangwen gave an invited talk. “Key Technology of Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation System and Potential Applications” and “Six Questions about Brain-inspired Navigation”. Hosted by Prof. Xiangwei Zhu, School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. Tencent Meeting: 187504402
  • November 12, 2020, Fangwen gave an invited talk. Key Technology of Brain-Inspired 3D Navigation System and Potential Applications. Hosted by Dr. Lili Zhang, Alibaba Group.
  • October 19, 2020. Fangwen gave an invited talk. From Neuroscience to Robotics and back: How to understand the brain’s 3D GPS with NeuroSLAM. Hosted by Prof. Sen SongTsinghua Laboratory of Brain and Intelligence. Discussed with Prof. Sen Song and Prof. Bailu Si about the neural mechanism of the brain’s 3D navigation and brain-inspired 3D navigation.
  • October 5, 2020. Fangwen attended The 3rd Interdisciplinary Navigation Symposium (iNAV2020) virtually. Listen to the fantastic talks about navigation and memory in humans, animals, and robotics, e.g. ‘Taking off: robotically-motivated investigations into bio-inspired mapping and localization across species and operational domains’ presented by Professor Michael Milford, and other talks about insect compass, path integration, visual reset, memory, the encoding of complex space, etc. Videos
  • September 18, 2020. Fangwen attended the Systems Theory and Engineering Online Seminar. Navigation, Neuroscience and Neural Networks: A Quest to Understand Intelligence and Build Better Technology for Robots and Autonomous Vehicles. By Professor Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).  (SlideVideo)
  • July 31, 2020. Fangwen gave an invited talk. Key Technology of Brain-Inspired SLAM System For 3D Environments. Tencent Meeting No. 101313202. Hosted by Associate Professor Ziyang Meng, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • May. 29, 2020. Fangwen has finished his Ph.D. defense. “Fangwen Yu. Brain Inspired SLAM System for 3D Environments [D]. Wuhan, China: China University of Geosciences, 2020: 1-218″
  • Jan. 11, 2020. Fangwen gave an invited talk. Key Technology of Brain-Inspired Navigation System For 3D Environments. Hosted by Associate Professor Hao FangSchool of Arts and Communication, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  • Jan. 4, 2020. Fangwen gave an invited talk. Brain-Inspired SLAM System For 3D Environments. Hosted by Professor Jianga ShangResearch Center for Intelligent System Software, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  • Dec. 27, 2019. Fangwen gave an invited talk. Key Technology of Brain Inspired SLAM and Navigation System for 3D Environments. Hosted by Prof. Xiaoji NiuGNSS Research Center, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (Poster)
  • Dec. 10, 2019. Fangwen gave an invited talk. NeuroSLAM2.0: Towards A Neuromorphic SLAM and Navigation System For 3D Environments. Hosted by Associate Professor Jianbo Zhang Department of Software Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  • Dec. 5, 2019. Fangwen gave an invited talk. NeuroSLAM2.0: Towards A Neuromorphic SLAM and Navigation System For 3D Environments. Hosted by Prof. Fenxiong Chen, Department of Electronic Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  • Nov. 2019. Fangwen attended the Workshop on Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Robots, Huazhong University of Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Nov. 2019. Fangwen gave an invited talk. NeuroSLAM: A Brain-Inspired SLAM System For 3D Environments. The Sixth International Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services Conference (UPINLBS 2019), Beijing, China
  • Nov. 2019. Fangwen attended the 2019 IEEE 14th International Conference on Electronic Measurement & Instruments (ICEMI 2019). Listened to the Keynote Speech “From Rats to Robots: How Sensing Enables Navigation in Animals, Robots and Autonomous Vehicles” By Prof. Michael Milford. Discussed some key questions with Michael about neuromorphic SLAM and brain-inspired navigation for 3D environments. Changsha, China
  • Oct. 2019. Fangwen attended the Nature Conference of Neuromorphic Computing, and discussed some key questions and ideas about Neuromorphic SLAM with Yulia SandamirskayaRalph Etienne-CummingsHuajin TangGuangzhi TangSimon Laughlin, etc. Beijing, China
  • Oct. 2019. Our project received the Innovation Grand Prize (¥300,000) at the final contest of the 2019 INTERNATIONAL COLLEGIATE COMPETITION FOR BRAIN-INSPIRED COMPUTING (ICCBC 2019), Beijing, China
  • Sep. 2019. Our paper, NeuroSLAM, is now available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s00422-019-00806-9
  • Sep. 2019. Our project received the first prize at the preliminary contest of the 2019 INTERNATIONAL COLLEGIATE COMPETITION FOR BRAIN-INSPIRED COMPUTING(ICCBC 2019), Beijing, China.
  • July 2019. Fangwen attended the RGSQ Lecture Series. How Brains, Robots and Autonomous Vehicles Map the World. By Prof Michael Milford, QUT. The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (RGSQ). Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000, Australia.
  • Feb. 2019. The source code of the NeuroSLAM system (4DoF model) is available at https://github.com/cognav
  • Jan. 2019. Fangwen gave an online talk. Research Experience on Brain Inspired 3D SLAM and Cognitive Navigation. Lecture Hall at National Engineering Research Center for GIS, Wuhan, China
  • June 2018. Fangwen gave an online talk. 3D-RatSLAM: Brain Inspired SLAM and Navigation for Robots. Lecture Hall at National Engineering Research Center for GIS, Wuhan, China
  • June 2017. Fangwen gave a short graduate course. Frontier Technology of Indoor Positioning and Brain Inspired Navigation. Lecture Hall at the School of Information and Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.
  • Dec. 2016. Fangwen gave a talk. Towards Brain Inspired Navigation for Indoor, Unknown Environments. Lecture Hall at National Engineering Research Center for GIS, Wuhan, China

Creating NeuroRobots that Navigate

Building neurorobots that navigate through neuromorphic intelligence.