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A SYnaptically connected brain-silicon Neural Closed-loop Hybrid system

Objective

The brain, with its remarkable computational properties, provides animals with capabilities of physical autonomy, interaction and adaptation that are unmatched by any artificial system. The brain is a complex network that has evolved to optimize processing of real-world inputs by relying on event-based signaling and self-reorganizing connectivity. Spikes (the events) are transmitted between neurons through synapses which undergo continuous ‘birth’-‘death’ and adjustment, reconfiguring brain circuits and adapting processing to ever changing inputs.
The scientific and technological objective of the project is to create a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal (BNN) and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip (SNN) are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses, thus enabling co-evolution of connectivity and co-processing of information of the two networks

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/parkinson
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/analogue electronics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 370 500

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 711 716,25
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 781 312,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 582 785
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 721 250
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AICTX AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 609 174
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 40
8056 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARC INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
75 Sirocco 33 Channel Way Ocean Village
SO14 3JF Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 875
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)