pausz42 (2935439) writes "The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Standford University are promoting RoboSimian, a simian-inspired robot able to face environments which are hostile for men. In the DARPA Robotics Challenge the selected teams have to develop an autonomous robot capable to get into a car, drive it to a disaster site and perform hazardous activities. While this prototype is the only one that that doesn't have a humanoid shape and it's quite creepy since it does not have a head, it seems that its three fingered limbs are better fitted for some of the difficult tasks required by the DARPA challenge.
Info about RoboSimian: http://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/ Info about the DARPA Robotics Challenge: http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/." Link to Original Source top
Frontiers | The Virtual Brain: a simulator of primate brain network dynamics |
pausz42 (2935439) writes "The Virtual Brain platform encloses a computational model designed to recreate collective whole brain dynamics by virtualizing brain structure and function, generating simultaneous simulated recordings of a number of neuroimaging modalities. The simulations of the large-scale brain network models ( built using structural data from DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) and mesoscopic models of neural dynamics) can be carried out on a modern desktop workstation.