Neuromorphic tactile/vibration processing

In this workgroup, we would like to explore/apply time-based computation for/to tactile processing.
We intend to develop a prototype of event-based vibration measurements units and use it to transform any surface into a tactile surface.

Sound propagation, and more specifically time-of-arrival difference of a pulse will allow us to triangulate the pulse origin, thus enabling tactile monitoring.

As found in the literature, we may take inspiration from mechanism of target localization in the scorpion [Brownell & Farley, 1979b].

We aim to provide the workgroup participants with working hardware (piezzoelectric sensors, attached to a microcontroler that generates spikes) to record a small database, and then think about how to optimally do the triangulation, and maybe think about a neural implementation of this.

Axis of development :
- Synchrony of delayed lines
- Time-based analysis
- Learning time constants by means of structural plasticity mechanisms

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Day Time Location
Wed, 24.04.2019 15:00 - 15:30 Lecture room
Fri, 26.04.2019 15:00 - 15:30 Lecture Room
Tue, 30.04.2019 16:00 - 17:00 Terrace
Thu, 02.05.2019 15:00 - 16:00 Lecture room


Germain Haessig
Moritz Milde


Matteo Cartiglia
Damien Drix
Kynan Eng
Germain Haessig
Jamie Knight
Dylan Muir
Omar Oubari
Adam Perrett
Marcus Schüffny
Baris Serhan
Beck Strohmer
Jonathan Tapson
Pau Vilimelis Aceituno
Dmitrii Zendrikov