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DEEP OSCILLATORY NEURAL NETWORKS COMPUTING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE DYNAMICS OF RF NEURONS INTERCONNECTED BY RF SPINTRONIC SYNAPSES

Objective

The goal of RadioSpin is to build a hardware neural network that computes using neural dynamics as in the brain, has a deep layered architecture as in the neocortex, but runs and learns faster, by seven orders of magnitude. For this purpose, we will use ultrafast radio-frequency (RF) oscillators to imitate the rich, reconfigurable dynamics of biological neurons. Within the RadioSpin project, we will develop a new breed of nanosynapses, based on spintronics technology, that directly process the RF signals sent by neurons and interconnects them layer-wise. We will demonstrate and benchmark our concept by building a lab-scale prototype that co-integrates for the first time CMOS RF neurons with spintronic RF synapses. We will develop brain-inspired algorithms harnessing oscillations, synchrony and edge-of-chaos for computing and show that they can run on RadioSpin deep network RF technology. Finally, we will benchmark RadioSpin technology for biomedical and RF fingerprinting applications where fast and low energy consumption classification of RF signals are key.
To achieve its ambitious goals RadioSpin brings together frontier researchers along the entire chain of neuromorphic engineering, from material science (spintronic nanodevices), physics (non-linear dynamics), electronics (RF CMOS design), computer science (artificial intelligence algorithms), and microwave signal processing. Two innovative companies bring real-life use-cases (microwave mammography and IoT RF fingerprinting). The scientific experts are further complemented by experts in the field of innovation, commercial deployment and IP monetisation, as well as communication and public engagement.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/breast cancer
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/spintronics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 898 526,25

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 611 510
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 726 562,50
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga Congredados
4715 330 Braga
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 681 172,50
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMBRIA BIOENGINEERING TECNOLOGIES SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 673 062,50
Address
Via Santa Maria Della Spina 25
06081 Frazione Rivotorto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLANCY HAUSSLER RITA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 282 108,75
Address
Trins 46
6152 Trins
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)