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EU initiative aims at integrated systems with “life-like perceptions”

from the blue-sky-research dept.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) division of the European Union's Information Society Technologies (IST) Program has launched a new research initiative to develop "life-like perception systems". The objective of the initiative is "to create integrated perception-response systems that are inspired by the sophistication of solutions adopted by living systems. 'Perception' is meant to include sensorial, cognitive, control and response aspects, whether it refers to vision or hearing, or to any other type of interaction with the environment by a biological organism. Such systems would extend the capabilities of machines or be used to augment the human senses."
More information about the program can be found on the CORDIS website at http://www.cordis.lu/ist/fetbi.htm .

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