Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 21:16:21 MST

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, James Rogers wrote:

> Writing heuristics to replace sections of the table is a
> sub-optimal solution (provably so) and would have serious
> consequences if implemented on a broad scale.

The extensions I am talking about are approximately equivalent
to fuzzy-logic or 'attractor' based lookups, e.g.

   if (table[i]->low <= inputx && inputx <= table[i]->high)
       then do behaviorx;

I see no reason this type of 'lookup' can't be implemented
in hardware.

Presumably as one matures the number of behaviors at your
disposal increases. The 1-bit cry/don't-cry behavior of a
baby evolves into the "Which of the various strategies at my
disposal can I use to convince Mom to buy me this toy?".
For this, the lookup table has to grow to allow the selection
of the greater number of available behaviors.


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