Analogue Circuit Control through Gene Expression

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Analogue Circuit Control through Gene Expression
Abstract. Software configurable analogue arrays offer an intriguing platform for automated design by evolutionary algorithms. Like previous evolvable hardware experiments, these platforms are subject to noise during physical interaction with their environment. We report preliminary results of an evolutionary system that uses concepts from gene expression to both discover and decide when to deploy analogue circuits. The output of a circuit is used to trigger its reconfiguration to meet changing conditions. We examine the issues of noise during our evolutionary runs, show how this was overcome and illustrate our system with a simple proof-of-concept task that shows how the same mechanism of control works for progressive developmental stages (canalisation) or adaptable control (homoeostasis). 1 Background and motivation We present a system for the automated discovery and deployment of software configured analogue circuits. High level circuit components (for example, analogue filters) are ...
Kester Clegg, Susan Stepney
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Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where EVOW
Authors Kester Clegg, Susan Stepney
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