neuromorphic engineering


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neuromorphic engineering

[¦nu̇·rō‚mȯr·fik ‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(engineering)
Use of the functional principles of biological nervous systems to inspire the design and fabrication of artificial nervous systems, such as vision chips and roving robots.
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At the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop this week, for example, researchers are using Loihi systems to solve challenges at the cutting edge of neuromorphic engineering. Projects include providing adaptation capabilities to the AMPRO prosthetic leg, object tracking using emerging event-based cameras, automating a foosball table with neuromorphic sensing and control, learning to control a linear inverted pendulum, and inferring tactile input to the electronic skin of an iCub robot.
The 38 selected papers in this collection are presented in sections reflecting the three main sessions--applications, models, and specific signal processing implementations--and the four special sessions--autonomous machinelearning, neuromorphic engineering, and models of behavior for human-machine interaction.
The application of biological concepts and principles to the development of technologies for engineering systems has led to the emergence of biomimetics, neuromimetics, and neuromorphic engineering. Biomimetics is the science of developing synthetic materials, devices, and structures that have the hierarchical organization, functionality, and strategies for optimization similar to biological systems.
The three-week-long Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop is held every year.
The IBM TrueNorth Project also received the inaugural Misha Mahowald Prize, recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of neuromorphic engineering. Dr.