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About Brain Corporation

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Brain Corporation is a pioneer in developing novel algorithms based on the functionality of the nervous system, with applications in visual perception, motor control, and autonomous navigation.

 

We build and improve devices and consumer robots that can sense their environments, make decisions, take actions, and learn.

 

Brain Corporation employs some of the world’s leading experts in computational neuroscience to build sophisticated and efficient models of the brain.

Our Vision

Where are the robots?

The robots that help us, serve us, take care of us? Today, we have devices and software programs that aid us in the digital world, but we also need help in the physical world. Many people can build robots; few can program them to be useful.

If only robots had brains, they would learn like animals!

Our vision is to build robots who learn, so they can perceive, sense, and adapt to the environment, acting less like robots and more like animals. We take our cues from the adaptability of biological systems and create computational algorithms for perception and control. Our software and algorithms add intelligence to any robotics platform, allowing it to become teachable. This way, anybody who could build a robot would be able to train it, much like a pet.

Overview

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Inspired by nature

Brain Corporation is building robots that learn, by capturing how neurons interact in specific brain regions. The outcome is a robot you can train like an animal.

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Cost-effective hardware

A new generation of robots with low-power high-performance chips and sensors can now be driven by low-cost smartphone and tablet technology.

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Software that learns

Robots today do what they are programmed to do until they encounter a novel environment. Our software enables robots to be trained for a more diverse set of tasks.

Technology

We work to create autonomy in robots. We use our expertise in vision and motor control to build systems that learn from and adapt to the complex world around them.

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bStem Developers Kit & Integrated Robotics Platform

A robotic brainstem designed for educators, developers and more, this kit comes with everything necessary for a roboticist to start building a robotic platform.

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Vision Project

We are recreating the mammalian visual system in a large-scale neuronal model to enable visual perception in robots.

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Motor Control Project

We are building models of brainstem, cerebellum, and basal ganglia for motor control and action selection of autonomous robots.

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eyeRover is a unique, highly-agile, Segway®-like research vehicle powered by the bStem robotics platform.

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Team & Partners

Our experienced team is continuously innovating on our adaptive intelligence platform, unlocking the value of autonomy in robotics, and building our relationships with various professional partners, assuring successes in the immediate future and beyond.

Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich is a computational neuroscientist known for his contributions to the theory of spiking networks.

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Dr. Allen Gruber

Co-Founder, Director

Dr. Allen Gruber is a neuroscientist, physician, and founder of several successful technology companies.

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Mr. Harvey White

Board Member

Mr. Harvey White is a co-founder of Qualcomm Inc. Presently, he is chairman of (SHW)2 Enterprises, a privately held firm that consults primarily in the wireless communication field.

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Mr. James Quandt

Board Member (Consultant)

Mr. James Quandt is a nationally recognized business leader who has more than three decades of senior management experience with major corporations.

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Qualcomm Incorporated

Brain Corporation algorithms will unleash new capabilities of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and pioneer its use in robotics. Brain Corporation is located within the Qualcomm Research Center in San Diego.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other.

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DARPA

Brain Corporation has partnered with DARPA to develop a unique, visually controlled stabilization system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) based on the mammalian nervous system.

About DARPA

DARPA’s mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security by sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research bridging the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use.

Over the years, DARPA has worked to enhance our national security by funding research and technology development that not only have improved our military capabilities but have also changed the way we live. Since the very beginning, DARPA has been the place for people with innovative ideas that lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

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University of California, San Diego

Brain Corporation has partnered with UC San Diego Coordinated Robotics Lab and the Rady School of Management to make contributions to our team while learning both the technical and business sides of our operation.

About UC San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

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