Evolvable Hardware Group

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(source: J. Koza)

Research in the field of evolvable hardware can be split into the two related areas of evolutionary hardware design and adaptive hardware. While evolutionary hardware design is the use of evolutionary algorithms for creating innovative (and sometimes patentable) physical designs, the goal of adaptive hardware is to endow physical systems with some adaptive characteristics in order to allow them to operate successfully in a changing environment or under presence of faults. The EHW@FIT group does research in both areas. We also pioneered a design method in which an evolutionary algorithm is used to approximate digital circuits to obtain a good trade-off between the quality output and power consumption. Recently, we have been working on hardware accelerators of approximate neural networks.

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What do we do?

Evolutionary circuit design

evolutionary design of complex circuits, formal methods in the fitness function, approximate circuits, CGP - coevolution, multi-objective design, accelerators.

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Evolvable hardware in FPGA

virtual reconfigurable circuits. dynamic partial reconfiguration (Zynq)

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Applications

cellular automata, logic synthesis & optimization, image filtering, polymorphic electronics.

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Books

Evolvable Components

Evolvable Coponents

Sekanina, L: Evolvable Components. Natural Computing Series, Springer-Verlag, 2004

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Evolucni Hardware

Evolucni Hardware

Sekanina L., Vašíček Z., Růžička R., Bidlo M., Jaroš J., Švenda P.: Evoluční hardware: Od automatického generování patentovatelných invencí k sebemodifikujícím se strojům. Academia Praha, 2009

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Evolutionary Design...

Evolucni Hardware

Bidlo M.: Evolutionary Design of Generic Structures Using Instruction-Based Development. Brno University of Technology, 2010

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Ordinary and Polymorphic Circuits

Ordinary and Polymorphic Circuits

Gajda Z., Sekanina L.: Recent Advances in Evolutionary Synthesis and Optimization of Ordinary and Polymorphic Circuits. Brno University of Technology, 2011

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