Building Brains for Teachable Robots

It’s not easy to build an autonomous robot with sophisticated machine learning. But what if you could buy an off-the-shelf brain to put inside your new autonomous creation? That’s what Brain Corporation in San Diego is working on right now. PCMag went to visit the company to find out more, meet SVP Dr. Todd Hylton and interact with a few robots as they got trained on the job. Hylton has been with Brain Corporation since 2012. Before that, he was a Project Manager at DARPA, building intelligent machines and, from 2003-2007, he worked on nanotechnology at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Brain Corporation was co-founded in 2009 by Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, and now has an R&D team with over 20 PhDs in brain modeling, machine learning, computer vision, and robotics.…


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