Smart, intelligent and cogent microsensors - Intelligence for sensors and sensors for intelligence

E Gaura*, R. M. Newman

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The paper develops a terminology to describe sensors which have been enhanced in some way by the integration of some additional processing circuitry. Several terms, current in the literature, including 'smart sensors' and 'intelligent sensors' are discussed and the 'cogent' sensor is introduced. This is followed by a brief review of existing and potential applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to microsystems, in terms of technology integration, device level performance enhancement and system level added functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNSTI Nanotech 2004, Vol 1, Technical Proceedings
EditorsM Laudon, B Romanowicz
Place of PublicationCamperdown, NSW
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0972842276
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech 2004) - Boston, United States
Duration: 7 Mar 200411 Mar 2004


ConferenceNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech 2004)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • sensor
  • smart
  • intelligent
  • cogent
  • MEMS
  • artificial intelligence


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