Breaking News
Blog

Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
chanj0
User Rank
Manager
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
chanj0   7/16/2012 4:05:38 PM
NO RATINGS
An evolvable hardware seems like a fantastic idea. Yet, it can be scary. A hardware is able to change itself to fit the environment seems like a mimic of human. With the help of neural network from the software world, an intelligent being made of metal and plastic will soon be built. Nonetheless, moving forward is an inevitable event. We just need to learn along the way and, be cautious and responsible of what we do.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
Duane Benson   7/16/2012 2:30:54 PM
NO RATINGS
I think Erebus is on the right track in terms of what happened with this. Conventional hardware has just advanced so rapidly that the need to adapt to newer and faster processors has kept ahead of the need to optimize. At some point, hardware may very well become so complex as to be unmanageable by humans. These advances may very well slow or stop and then optimization will be top priority. At that point, techniques like self-evolveable hardware will become viable and possibly even necessary.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
Peter Clarke   7/16/2012 9:08:15 AM
NO RATINGS
A "Friday-evening" glitch corrupted an earlier version of this article....caused by photo disappear, which i sure people would say was no great loss.. But i ended up reposting.

DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
DrQuine   7/15/2012 9:54:47 PM
NO RATINGS
(there are three copies of this posting - all the comments will need to be merged into the final permanent version)

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
KB3001   7/14/2012 9:39:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Whatever happened to all the posts that were here before? ;-)

EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?
EREBUS0   7/13/2012 7:38:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I think the whole concept just was overcome by events. Regardless of the versatility of your evolvable technology, it just could not compete with the pace of standard component improvements. Look at the power you get each year and then think about holding hardware for five or ten years. It just doesn't make any sense and it is clearly not cost effective. It's like reuseable software. It's a great idea, but few people do it because of the rapid changes in language options and extensions. Just my opinion.

More Blogs
Don't install unsafe cables. Make sure they've been hipot tested to applicable safety standards.
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
China aims to produce half the semiconductors it consumes by 2020, and it hopes to consume many of them in locally made smartphones, too.
Can the European Union protect consumer privacy with a new RFID logo?
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tricolor LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks; creating custom jigs can make things much easier.
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times editor Junko Yoshida grills two executives --Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder at Palatehome.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week