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— If one considers life on Earth since its very beginning , three levels of organization can be distinguished: the phylogenetic level concerns the temporal evolution of the genetic programs within individuals and species, the ontogenetic level concerns the developmental process of a single multicellular organism, and the epigenetic level concerns the(More)
Artiicial neural networks achieve fast parallel processing via massively parallel non-linear computational elements. Most neural network models base their ability to adapt to problems on changing the strength of the interconnections between computational elements according to a given learning algorithm. However, constrained interconnection structures may(More)
It is clear to all, after a moments thought, that nature has much we might be inspired by when designing our systems, for example: robustness, adaptability and complexity, to name a few. The implementation of bio-inspired systems in hardware has however been limited, and more often than not been more a matter of artistry than engineering. The reasons for(More)
Self-reconfigurable adaptive systems have the possibility of adapting their own hardware configuration. This feature provides enhanced performance and flexibility, reflected in computational cost reductions. Self-reconfigurable adaptation requires powerful optimization algorithms in order to search in a space of possible hardware configurations. If such(More)
This paper presents a genetic fuzzy system approach to control a nonlinear dynamic model of the HIV infection. The system is conceived to find mamdani fuzzy controllers that are capable of boosting the immune response while reducing the impact on the body because of the use of potentially toxic medicaments. General aspects of the used approach are described(More)
In this paper we present a platform for evolving spiking neural networks on FPGAs. Embedded intelligent applications require both high performance, so as to exhibit real-time behavior, and flexibility, to cope with the adaptivity requirements. While hardware solutions offer performance, and software solutions offer flexibility, reconfigurable computing(More)
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(More)
Randomly connecting networks have proven to be universal computing machines. By interconnecting a set of nodes in a random way one can model very complicated non-linear dynamic systems. Although random Boolean networks (RBN) use Boolean functions as their basic component, there are not hardware implementations of such systems. The absence of implementations(More)