Accession Number : AD0260218

Title :   A STOCHASTIC MOTOR-LEARNING ANALOG

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : SCOTT,KENNETH R.

Report Date : JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An electromechanical machine, capable of learning by trial-and-error to perform a simple motor act, is described. A block diagram of the electromechanical model shows the master timer, consisting of the first two banks and solenoid of a s e pi g switch; the short memory, consisting of a random trigger jourc e third bank of the same stepping switch, 12 memory flipflops, and 12 read-out gates; the long memory, consisting of 2 banks of a second ste ing switch, a d 6 memory ban s each consisting of 12 flip-flops; and the evaluator, consisting of the effector arm contact, 6 evaluation contacts, 6 four-sec inhibit blocking oscillators, a flipflop, and a reset gate. Not shown is the effector, consisting of adders for x and y outputs and an X-Y Variplotter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANALOG COMPUTERS, CIRCUITS, MEMORY DEVICES, COMPUTERS, CYBERNETICS, LEARNING, MOTOR REACTIONS, WIRING DIAGRAMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE