This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants #1028120 and #1028378 and by a Cross-Disciplinary Semiconductor Research (CSR) Program award G15173 from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
Frontiers in Robotics and AI
What makes a new paradigm or technology promising? What should science, research, and industry invest money in? Is there a life after CMOS electronics? And will the vacuum tube be back? While one cannot predict the future, one can still learn from the past. Over the last decade, unconventional computing developed into a major new research area with the goal to look beyond existing paradigms. In this Perspective, we reflect on the current state of the field and propose a set of questions that anyone working in unconventional computing should be able to answer in order to assess the potential of new paradigms early on.
Teuscher, C. (2014). Unconventional Computing Catechism. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 1 (10).