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Smart Glass for Object Recognition
The goal of the project is to experimentally demonstrate a smart glass that can recognize objects. The glass does not consume energy and has no computer chips. It uses the physics of wave dynamics to perform analog artificial neural computing inside a nanostructured material. This smart glass can be as small as a few millimeters and last forever unless mechanically destroyed. The demonstration of a working prototype serves as the foundation to explore exciting possibilities in using wave dynamics for analog computing. The prototype will build on the concept of optical waves passing through a nanophotonic medium can perform artificial neural computing. Complex information is encoded in the wavefront of the input light. The medium transforms the wavefront to realize sophisticated computing tasks such as image recognition. At the output, the optical energy is concentrated in well-defined locations, which, for example, can be interpreted as the identity of the object in the image.
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