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Mimicking biological principles in artificial olfactory system

  • Baranidharan Raman1
Flavour20143(Suppl 1):P24

Published: 16 April 2014

Biology has inspired solutions to many engineering problems, including those encountered in chemical sensing. Modern approaches to chemical sensing have been based on the biological principle of combining cross-selective chemical sensors with a pattern recognition engine to identify odors. In this poster, we will review some recent advances made by our group in mimicking biological design and computing principles to develop a neuromorphic electronic nose.

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University


© Raman; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014

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