By Daniel Mange, André Stauffer, Gianluca Tempesti, Christof Teuscher (auth.), José Mira, Alberto Prieto (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540422374

ISBN-13: 9783540422372

ISBN-10: 3540457232

ISBN-13: 9783540457237

Underlying lots of the IWANN demands papers is the purpose to reassume many of the motivations of the foundation phases of biocybernetics and the later bionics formulations and to aim to re-evaluate the current price of 2 uncomplicated questions. The?rstoneis:“Whatdoesneurosciencebringintocomputation(thenew bionics)?” that's to assert, how will we search thought in biology? Titles reminiscent of “computational intelligence”, “arti?cial neural nets”, “genetic algorithms”, “evolutionary hardware”, “evolutive architectures”, “embryonics”, “sensory n- romorphic systems”, and “emotional robotics” are representatives of the current curiosity in “biological electronics” (bionics). Thesecondquestionis:“Whatcanreturncomputationtoneuroscience(the new neurocybernetics)?” that's to assert, how can arithmetic, electronics, c- puter technology, and arti?cial intelligence support the neurobiologists to enhance their experimental information modeling and to maneuver a leap forward in the direction of the understa- ing of the apprehensive method? proper listed here are the final philosophy of the IWANN meetings, the sustained interdisciplinary technique, and the worldwide method, time and again to compile physiologists and laptop specialists to think about the typical and pertinent questions and the shared ways to solution those questions.

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At rest, all the modules will be dark. A complex set of signals will then start to propagate through the space (conception) and program the modules to realize the construction of a beating electronic watch (growth). Visitors will then be invited to attempt to disable the watch: on each molecule, a push-button will allow the insertion of a fault within the module (wounding). The watch will automatically repair after each aggression (cicatrization). When the number of 12 D. Mange et al. Fig. 9. The BioWatch built in a new reconfigurable tissue: the e–wall (Computer graphic by E.

This approach is merely a SW implementation. g. S = M , HW approach). I will show in sect. 1 that the virtualization factor of synapses should be balanced as much as possible with that of neuron kernels, to improve performance/cost ratio. 1 Sampling Time and Speed Sampling period T S and system bandwidth BW are relevant when processing time-sampled and time-continuous signals, respectively: 8 >> max >< max >> >: max i TS i i f k i BW fT M fTi for analog (usually, i = 1) for pulse stream (usually, i = 1) (2) g i i ig ig = max i fC i ig for digital F CK where T , C , T M i , i and BW are, respectively, delay time (for digital), clock cycles per operation (for digital), response time (for pulse stream 16]), virtualization factor (for any system) and bandwidth (for analog) of ith NF block (either synapses or neurons or normalization), while F CK is clock frequency (for digital) and k 1 is function of the desired accuracy (for analog).

The proposed demonstration will stage the life cycle of the BioWatch from conception to death. Visitors will face a large wall made up of a mosaic of many thousands of transparent electronic modules, each containing a display. At rest, all the modules will be dark. A complex set of signals will then start to propagate through the space (conception) and program the modules to realize the construction of a beating electronic watch (growth). Visitors will then be invited to attempt to disable the watch: on each molecule, a push-button will allow the insertion of a fault within the module (wounding).

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