Gerard David Howard

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This paper presents a Learning Classifier System (LCS) where each classifier condition is represented by a feed-forward multi-layered perceptron (MLP) network. Adaptive behavior is realized through the use of self-adaptive parameters and neural constructivism, providing the system with a flexible knowledge representation. The approach allows for the(More)
This article presents a spiking neuroevolutionary system which implements memristors as plastic connections, i.e. whose weights can vary during a trial. The evolutionary design process exploits parameter self-adaptation and variable topologies, allowing the number of neurons, connection weights, and inter-neural connectivity pattern to emerge. By comparing(More)
For artificial entities to achieve high degrees of autonomy they will need to display appropriate adaptability. In this sense adaptability includes representational flexibility guided by the environment at any given time. This paper presents the use of constructivism-inspired mechanisms within a neural learning classifier system which exploits parameter(More)
This paper presents a Learning Classifier System (LCS) where each classifier condition is represented by a spiking neural network. Adaptive behavior is realized through the use of self-adaptive parameters and neural constructivism, providing the system with a flexible knowledge representation. The approach allows for the evolution of networks of appropriate(More)
Neuromorphic computing is a brainlike information processing paradigm that requires adaptive learning mechanisms. A spiking neuro-evolutionary system is used for this purpose; plastic resistive memories are implemented as synapses in spiking neural networks. The evolutionary design process exploits parameter self-adaptation and allows the topology and(More)
For artificial entities to achieve high degrees of autonomy they will need to display appropriate adaptability. In this sense adaptability includes representational flexibility guided by the environment at any given time. This paper presents the use of constructivism-inspired mechanisms within a neural learning classifier system which exploits parameter(More)
Memristors are promising next-generation memory candidates that are nonvolatile, possess low power requirements and are capable of nanoscale fabrication. In this article we physically realise and describe the use of organic memristors in designing statefull boolean logic gates for the AND OR and NOT operations. The output of these gates is analog and(More)
Neuromorphic computing — brainlike computing in hardware — typically requires myriad CMOS spiking neurons interconnected by a dense mesh of nanoscale plastic synapses. Memristors are frequently cited as strong synapse candidates due to their statefulness and potential for low-power implementations. To date, plentiful research has focused on the bipolar(More)