New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

A group of researchers reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. The neural network exploits the nonlinear dynamics of a microscale silicon beam to perform its calculations. The group’s work looks to create devices that can act simultaneously as a sensor and a computer using a fraction of the energy a normal computer would use.
New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application