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Generation of tactile maps for artificial skin
Prior research has shown that representations of retinal surfaces can be learned from the intrinsic structure of visual sensory data in neural simulations, in robots, as well as by animals. Furthermore, representations of ...
The application and limitations of mathematical modelling in the prediction of permeability across mammalian skin and polydimethylsiloxane membranes
Objectives: Predicting the rate of percutaneous absorption of a drug is an important issue with the increasing use of the skin as a means of moderating and controlling drug delivery. One key feature of this problem domain ...
The analysis of the error statistics in a 5 x 40 Gbit/s fibre link with hybrid amplification
We quantify the error statistics and patterning effects in a 5 × 40 Gbit/s WDM RZ-OOK SMF/DCF fibre link using hybrid Raman/EDFA amplification. By extensive use of a numerical model, we determine how the error statistics ...
Minkowski Metric for Feature Weighting
Receptive field optimisation and supervision of a fuzzy spiking neural network
This paper presents a supervised training algorithm that implements fuzzy reasoning on a spiking neural network. Neuron selectivity is facilitated using receptive fields that enable individual neurons to be responsive to ...
The application of stochastic machine learning methods in the prediction of skin penetration
Improving predictions of skin permeability is a significant problem for which mathematical solutions have been sought for around twenty years. However, the current approaches are limited by the nature of the models chosen ...
Developing Pedagogy : The Role of the Tutor in Enabling Student Learning through the Use of a Wiki
This chapter intends to clarify the role of the tutor in enabling student learning through the use of a Wiki application. Such clarification will firstly establish that there is a clear role for the tutor in establishing ...
Artificial intelligence and the future
Hierarchical behaviours : getting the most bang for your bit
Hierarchical structuring of behaviour is prevalent in natural and artificial agents and can be shown to be useful for learning and performing tasks. To progress systematic understanding of these benefits we study the effect ...
Origins of scaling in genetic code
The principle of least effort in communications has been shown, by Ferrer i Cancho and Sol´e, to explain emergence of power laws (e.g., Zipf’s law) in human languages. This paper applies the principle and the informationtheoretic ...