Synaptic learning in VLSI-based artificial nerve cells

Andrew J. Laffely, Seth Wolpert

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In this paper we present a VLSI method for analog synaptic learning in an electronic neuronal model. This method reduces the size and complexity involved in implementing adaptive neuronally-based controllers for robotic motion. It also provides for a continuous range of synaptic weights at both excitatory and inhibitory inputs while anticipating the need to interface to a pulsedriven system. The system is described, and test results indicate that it is able to alter the synaptic coupling on an inhibitory or an excitatory input over a wide range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeasrt Bioengineering Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780309251
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Newark, NJ, USA
Duration: Mar 18 1993Mar 19 1993


OtherProceedings of the 1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CityNewark, NJ, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering


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