New words – 28 April 2014

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evo devo robonounevolutionary developmental robotics – robotic design drawing on biological development and natural selection

Most robots […] physical form remains fixed […] But it doesn’t have to be that way, say pioneers of ‘evo devo robo’.

[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]

neuromorphicadjectiveable to behave like or copy the behavior of the biological synapses of the human brain

I.B.M. and Qualcomm, as well as the Stanford research team, have already designed neuromorphic processors, and Qualcomm has said it is coming out in 2014 with a commercial version.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 29 December 2013]

hutch upphrasal verbto move in with someone else at an early stage in a relationship

Young Londoners ‘hutch up’ to curb rental costs

[www.ft.com 19 November 2013]

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