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Conference Proceeding

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IEEE

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Computing, Health and Science

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School of Engineering and Mathematics

RAS ID

3402

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This conference paper was originally published as: Crebbin, G. A. (2005). Image segmentation using neuromorphic integrate and fire cells. Proceedings of 2005 Fifth International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2005). (pp. 305-309). Bangkok. IEEE. Original article available here

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Abstract

This paper introduces an electronic circuit implementation of an integrate-and-fire cell. The cell generates output current pulses when the input light intensity exceeds a given threshold. A firing cell also transmits its firing pattern to neighbouring cells, thereby causing blocks of cells to fire in synchrony when their detectors receive similar input light intensities. The synchronicity and frequency of the pulses can be used to code an image into separate regions or objects. The actions of the cell are demonstrated with the simulation of a linear 8-cell array

DOI

10.1109/ICICS.2005.1689056

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10.1109/ICICS.2005.1689056