I asked a similar kind of question some time ago (Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics)
Since then, many things have come to the point of revelation. A road-map for neuromorphic computing was revealed recently; It proposes the analog way of computation, to solve advanced computer vision problems. IBM and Qualcomm are also working on the similar project though on the digital side. Memristor technology is slated to come very soon.
The question I am asking here is How is the Robotics community working to adopt the technology? This question opens the domain for other pressing questions which have been answered cryptically since the 1980s.
Are neuromorphic computers good for mission critical precise robots, like that on Mars? Can we use neuromorphic systems on Avionics systems? How is neuromorphic processing going to help us solve the problems on NLP, and knowledge processing? Aren't quantum computers very similar to neuromorphic computers in ideology? If neuromorphic robots gain traction, will digital hardware still be required?
It would be really nice if someone could explain all points, because answers in various but sparsely related research papers are very cryptic.