Research Demos

This page has links to some demonstrations and videos of our research. The list below is organized from newest to oldest:

  • Demo + Video: Robonav on the DANNA FPGA, 2017. RoboNav is a robotic vehicle whose job is to navigate a space while avoiding obstacles. It was the result of a Senior Design team at the University of Tennessee in the spring semester, 2017. Continued development has come from students Parker Mitchell and Grant Bruer. RoboNav is navigated by a neuromorphic network on the DANNA architecture, implemented on an FPGA. Everything is battery powered and on the robot. In particular, there is no microprocessor -- just communication from the inputs to the DANNA FPGA, and from the FPGA back to the caterpillar controls of the robot.

  • Demo: Pole Balancer on DANNA, 2016. This goes through the pole balancing application (inverted pendulum on a cart) in detail, and how it is implemented in the neuromorphic architecture DANNA. The page includes detailed descriptions, pictures and videos.