POEtic: an electronic tissue for bio-inspired cellular applications

G. Tempesti, J.M.M. Arostegu, Y. Thoma, E. Sanchez

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In this paper, we introduce the general architecture of a new electronic tissue called POEtic. This reconfigurable circuit is designed to ease the implementation of bio-inspired systems that bring cellular applications into play. It contains special features that allow a developer to realize systems that require evolution (Phylogenesis), development (Ontogenesis), and/or learning (Epigenesis). A dynamic routing algorithm has been added to a structure similar to that of common commercial FPGAs, in order to allow the creation of data paths between cells. As the creation of these paths is dynamic, it is possible to add new cells or to repair faulty ones at runtime.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages9
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

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