You seem to be right on this. Yet there exist neural networks that only conists out of 8 neurons or so. Still you are right this is not a neural network, thank you for pointing that out. Much appriciated.
 
Floris Vermeir

Nick O'Neill <authenticgeek@gmail.com> wrote:
I think you're confusing something like swarm robots or distributed
computing with neural networks. Neural nets function best with more
(read: thousands, millions, billions) neurons, each performing an
incredibly simple test on some small amount of data and returning
perhaps a 1 or 0 based on that test. The real advantages of neural
nets show with lots of tests (neurons) and a very large pool of data.
Using a gumstix for each of this is quite a waste when one gumstix
could probably provide a home to a couple thousand of these neurons.
Swarm robots or distributed computing, on the other hand, involve
mostly autonomous robots (perhaps powered by a gumstix) that can
communicate with each other and gain some advantage by being able to
coordinate with the other robots and/or distribute tasks among them.

-Nick

On 11/12/05, floris vermeir wrote:
> It depends, a simple card with just memory and a processor would do as well.
> It depends how powerful you want to go, how you want them to communicate.
> But it would have to be either bluetooth, infrared.. The advantage of
> gummsticks is that its off the shelf.
>
>
> Dick Davies wrote:
>
> On 11/11/05, floris vermeir wrote:
>
> > A Neural Network. Each gumstick would be a AN, or Arteficial Neuron.
> ...
> > One wireless, and one just a flash card.
>
> So each neuron in your network is going to cost a couple of hundred bucks??
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