Neuro-biomorphic engineering deals with developing computers and algorithms based on neural computation. It thus deals with a new computational paradigm with far-reaching implications in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence and supercomputing. The laboratory is the second home of research fellows at the post-doctoral stage and master’s degree students (in computer science, computer engineering and machine learning) working on various projects in the neuromorphic sphere – theory, hardware, algorithmics and applications. The students in the laboratory are a unique multidisciplinary team with an academic background in aeronautics and space, electrical engineering, physics, neuroscience and computer science. The laboratory is characterized by a unique research environment in which it is possible to develop algorithms on advanced neuromorphic hardware, such as Intel’s Loihi, the Spinnaker and Oz – a designated component developed in the laboratory. The laboratory is today the only one in Israel that takes part in Intel’s neuromorphic research community (INRC) and it is supported by the Innovation Authority, among others.
The laboratory was established in the campus of the Open University in Raanana in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.