Human-machine interfaces have typically used a synchronous approach to stimulate sensory organs. Studies have shown that our sensory nervous system asynchronously processes stimuli with a millisecond precision. The development of neuromorphic technology mimicking neurobiological architectures is bringing about a paradigm shift in the way data is encoded and processed.


Instead of working at a fixed frequency, neuromorphic sensors and processors will only respond to changes in the data; changes otherwise known as events. This event-based approach enables the development of computationally efficient algorithms that can take full advantage of the high temporal resolution and energy efficiency of neuromorphic hardware.


The neuromorphic vision and natural computation team, tackles the field of neuromorphic engineering from a multidisciplinary point of view, combining research in computer vision, machine learning, hardware design and psychophysics.


Current Projects

Visual restoration

Cortical visual restoration using optogenetic therapy

https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-07-10/


PI ULPEC

Ultra-low power event-based Camera

http://ulpecproject.eu/


Brainiac

A full temporal sensing and computing neuromorphic scalable platform for visual processing


Helmholtz

Development of event-based MHz novel photonics technology for retinal imaging, such as OCT and adaptive optics, in partnership with the Institut Langevin

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/191153_en.html


Ecomode

Event-driven compressive vision for multimodal interaction with mobile devices

http://www.ecomode-project.eu/


aCORE

Development of an asynchronous computational retina


SightAgain

Optogenetics and implants stimulation strategies for visual restoration

https://www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk/newsevent.php?newseventid=419&tln=newsevents


MIRA

Neuromorphic High Speed Visual Processing using Memristors

http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Project-ANR-15-CE24-0023


OptoGlass

Development of optogenetic stimulation goggles


FRM

Retina connectomics using Brainbow


PupDyn

Recording the dynamics of pupil responses to identify visual and neurological pathologies


Eye-On-Line

Using a visual illusion induced by eye-movements, it becomes possible to write with our eyes in cursive, using smooth pursuit eye-movements

http://eol.scicog.fr/accueil/accueil_ang.html


CobEYE

Epidemiological study of eye-activity: collecting a large amount of eye-data from a large population, to identify oculomotor phenotypes, in order to understand the origins of inter-individual differences, and identify biomarkers that could serve as precursor signs for a variety of diseases


EBET

Benefitting from the rise of event-based devices, the event-based eye-tracking project aims at developing both hardware and software to devise a new tool to record eye-movements


Past Projects

EMORPH

Event-Driven Morphological Computation for Embodied Systems

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/89035_en.html


IMPLANT

Designing 3D Diamond Implants with 64 electrodes


RETINE

Development of a retinal implant, in partnership with the CEA-LIST and ESIEE Paris


MEDINAS

Diamond electrode matrix for soft neural interfaces


PACOME

Active sensors for omnidirectional Sensing for localization and mapping


FASTNAV

Autonomous Navigation of Field Robots in Natural Environment


ASAROME

Autonomous sailing robot for oceanographic measurements


FAST

Fast and autonomous rover system


PARMA

Multimodal active perception for fast, mobile and autonomous robotics in open environments


CATOPSYS

Omnidirectional catadioptric projector for mixed reality


PILE

Improving early diagnosis of speech and language disorders in children