"It has a brain, but it's just about the minimum possible arrangement of neurons that could be considered as such."

Similating a worm's brain using an Arduino


Fri, Oct 6th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard brings to attention the simulated Caenorhabditis elegans, a 1 mm long worm with a mere 302 neurons, running on an Arduino One board, a distance sensor, and wheels. Project's Github page here.

Approximating a human brain is maybe not even possible, but a primitive parasite is another story. It doesn't have to take much computing power at all. Those 302 neurons can be simulated on hardware as primitive as an Arduino Uno board, as demonstrated by Nathan Griffith's Nematoduino project, a robotic simulation of the aforementioned worm.



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