Olfactorial Perceptronics (follow-up project) | Perceptronics


Funding period:June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2026
Agency: Volkswagen Foundation
Funding scheme:Change of Course – Exploring New Research Territories between the Life Sciences and Science or Eng.
Further details:http://perceptronics.science

Description

Human olfaction is a very efficient sensory system. Early on it was recognized that the mere detection of a given set of molecules is not enough for an electronic analogue of human olfaction. An artificial nose requires not only sensation but perception - the interpretation of sensation in light of experience. This can be achieved by using large empirical datasets of human perception and methods of artificial intelligence. A breakthrough of perceptive electronics (perceptronics) can only happen in a concerted effort of science, engineering and medicine which stringently builds on recent advances in each discipline. The olfactorial perceptronics group will work in this spirit as an interdisciplinary team and establish four linked research topics in (nano) sensorics, olfaction, perception and machine learning. The final goal is to advance the digitization of olfaction towards a yet unseen technology.

Olfactorial Perceptronics (follow-up project) | Perceptronics


Funding period:June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2026
Agency: Volkswagen Foundation
Funding scheme:Change of Course – Exploring New Research Territories between the Life Sciences and Science or Eng.
Further details:http://perceptronics.science

Description

Human olfaction is a very efficient sensory system. Early on it was recognized that the mere detection of a given set of molecules is not enough for an electronic analogue of human olfaction. An artificial nose requires not only sensation but perception - the interpretation of sensation in light of experience. This can be achieved by using large empirical datasets of human perception and methods of artificial intelligence. A breakthrough of perceptive electronics (perceptronics) can only happen in a concerted effort of science, engineering and medicine which stringently builds on recent advances in each discipline. The olfactorial perceptronics group will work in this spirit as an interdisciplinary team and establish four linked research topics in (nano) sensorics, olfaction, perception and machine learning. The final goal is to advance the digitization of olfaction towards a yet unseen technology.