Nv neuron (Nv)

A neuron in a Nv network; a differentiating circuit element, used as a neuron. In its simplest form, an Nv neuron is formed from just a capacitor, resistor, and inverter (either a "plain" inverter, or a Schmitt inverter); the most common form is shown below (although a number of variants have been built):


Nv neurons are at the heart of BEAM robotics, and are generally found in Nv networks. Note that Nv neurons are often called "Nervous neurons." Compare this to the Nu neuron.

For more information on Nv neurons, Nv networks, and their uses, consult the BEAM From the Ground Up pages on Nv nets.

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