Anthony Pounds-Cornish

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— In this paper we introduce a novel mechanism for controlling autonomous mobile robots that is based on using Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs). SNNs are inspired by biological neurons that communicate using pulses or spikes. As SNNs have shown to be excellent control systems for biological organisms, they have the potential to produce good control systems(More)
A mbient intelligence is an exciting new information technology paradigm in which people are empowered through a digital environment that is aware of their presence and context and is sensitive, adaptive, and responsive to their needs. 1 Ambient-intelligence environments are characterized by their ubiquity, transparency, and intelligence. In these(More)
The paper describes research that has been carried out in " extrovert-Gadgets " , a research project funded in the context of EU IST/FET proactive initiative " Disappearing Computer ". It presents a set of architectures for the composition of ubiquitous computing applications. The proposed architectures are part of GAS (Gadgetware Architectural Style), a(More)
This paper contains the results of an initial study into the FPGA implementation of a spiking neural network. This work was undertaken as a task in a project that aims to design and develop a new kind of tangible Collaborative Autonomous Agent. The project intends to exploit/investigate methods for engineering emergent collective behaviour in large(More)
A purpose built environmental testbed for Intelligent Interactive Environments research, based upon student accommodation (iDorm) is described. It is argued to be a practical example of Grid technology. The testbed combines several different networks and provides a common protocol to act as a gateway between the different sensors and effectors in the iDorm.(More)
In this paper we introduce the development of dedicated hardware capable of controlling autonomous micro-scale robots for fault detection/repair in complex inaccessible fluidic environments. This work is part of a European Union funded project entitled SOCIAL, (Self-Organized societies of Connectionist Intelligent Agents capable of Learning No(More)
The main objective of this paper is to assess the feasibility of an ad-hoc wireless network system for use within a hospital. The proposed system would operate as follows: Every bed within a hospital would be transformed into an eBed. These eBeds would monitor and record a patient's details and vitals. In addition every doctor on the ward would possess a(More)
In this paper, we will introduce a novel system where identical miniaturized robotic agents with limited capabilities will collaborate to form a team that is capable of localizing and repairing scale formations in tanks and pipes within inaccessible fluidic environments. Each robotic agent is an autonomous entity that is based on the biologically inspired(More)
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