MARCS INSIGHTS SERIES – Tuesdays at 11am
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Associate Professor Greg Cohen
At first glance, space may not seem like the most appropriate place to use neuromorphic engineering. There are no known biological organisms that live outside of Earth. In fact, there is not much in the way of known biology that can survive in the space environment, besides the occasional microorganism, like the tardigrade, which seemingly is unbothered by the occasional freeze drying and rehydrating. However, biology has proven time and again that it can expand and adapt to harsh and unconventional environments. One only needs to look at the extremophile bacteria that live in underwater volcanic plumes, or the barophilic organisms that thrive at the very deepest portions of the ocean. Perhaps it is not surprising then, that neuromorphic principles apply extremely well to enabling devices to operate and function in extreme environments, where power is scarce, data is expensive, and fluctuations in conditions are wild and irregular. And perhaps, there is no more extreme environment that is accessible to us than space. This talk will introduce two flagship space-based projects using neuromorphic sensors and will showcase some of the exciting results from these space missions.
Level 4 Seminar Room, Innovation Quarter, 160 Hawkesbury Road, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
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