NEUROChem develops novel computing paradigms and biomimetic artefacts
for chemical sensing taking inspiration from the biological olfactory pathway.
This project proposes to build computational models of its main building blocks:
olfactory receptor layer, olfactory bulb, and olfactory cortex.
Complexity of the biological inspired models will go through an abstraction stage
in which their processing capabilities are captured by algorithmic solutions.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) role in the project,
it is to demonstrate this approach building a biomimetic demonstrator
featuring a large scale sensor array (designed in CNRS-IMM)
mimicking the olfactory receptor neuron layer,
where abstracted biomimetic algorithms will be implemented
in an embedded system that will interface the chemical sensors.