A circuit based Evolvable Hardware Architecture
Author(s)Sanchez, Delano Christopher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Karl K. Berggren.
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This thesis presents an Evolvable Hardware Architecture that was developed in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Laboratory. We believe intrinsic evolution is a promising tool that can be used to exploit the physics of complex systems. I present a reconfigurable analog circuit platform that is coupled with a genetic algorithm to evolve circuit functions. The design process is detailed along with the results of three evolved circuits. Our coarse grained analog system parallels other evolvable hardware platforms that have been developed using the same architecture. I place our platform in the context of other efforts in the field and our intentions for future work. The speed and complexity of our board is discussed with areas for future development outlined.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-72).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.