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Title: Biological Development model for the Design of Robust Digital System
Author: Liu, Heng
ISNI:       0000 0001 3611 1704
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis presents a biologically-inspired developmental model for the design of digital circuits. Circuits have been evolved that exhibit the ability to self-repair and correct transient faults to recover correct functionality. The method devised gives no explicit coordinate information to the evolved cell circuits. The method presented has been implemented fully in electronic hardware. This allowed developmental circuits to be evolved considerably more quickly than in software simulation. The methods presented have been applied to produce a self-repairing two bit multiplier and an autonomous robot controller circuit. Results are presented that shows that after introduction of faults, both circuits can autonomously recover correct functionality.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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