Ting-Shuo Chou

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Spiking neural network (SNN) models describe key aspects of neural function in a computationally efficient manner and have been used to construct large-scale brain models. Large-scale SNNs are challenging to implement, as they demand high-bandwidth communication, a large amount of memory, and are computationally intensive. Additionally, tuning parameters of(More)
This paper describes an embedded workflow framework (EMWF) that enables flexible personal and home automation and assistive devices and service and social robots (collectively referred to as SISARL) to be built on workflow architecture The process definition language supported by EMWF is called SISARL-XPDL. It consists of a subset of the WfMC standard XML(More)
This paper describes a component model and component-based architecture of smart devices and systems that are designed to enhance life quality and well being of elderly individuals. In addition to providing the traditional view of hardware, firmware and software components, the model also provides developers with an operational view. The view enables the(More)
EMWF (Embedded Workflow Framework) is an open source middleware for flexible (i.e., configurable, customizable and adaptable), usercentric automation and assistive devices and systems. EMWF 1.0 provides a light-weight workflow manager and engines on Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Linux. It is for small embedded automation devices. EMWF 2.0 also(More)
We present a novel neuromorphic robot that interacts through touch sensing and visual signaling on its surface. The robot's form factor is a convex, hemispheric shell containing trackballs for sensing touch, and LEDs for communication with users. In this paper, we explore tactile sensory decoding by constructing a spiking neural network (SNN) of(More)
Neurorobots enable researchers to study how behaviors are produced by neural mechanisms in an uncertain, noisy, real-world environment. To investigate how the somatosensory system processes noisy, real-world touch inputs, we introduce a neurorobot called CARL-SJR, which has a full-body tactile sensory area. The design of CARL-SJR is such that it encourages(More)
This paper outlines a transparent and nonintrusive checkpointing mechanism for use with FPGA-based digital mockups. A digital mockup is an executable model of a physical system and used for real-time test and validation of cyber-physical devices that interact with the physical system. These digital mockups are typically defined in terms of a large set of(More)
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