New words – 28 April 2014

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evo devo robo noun evolutionary developmental robotics – robotic design drawing on biological development and natural selection

Most robots […] physical form remains fixed […] But it doesn’t have to be that way, say pioneers of ‘evo devo robo’.

[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]

neuromorphic adjective able to behave like or copy the behavior of the biological synapses of the human brain

I.B.M. and Qualcomm, as well as the Stanford research team, have already designed neuromorphic processors, and Qualcomm has said it is coming out in 2014 with a commercial version.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 29 December 2013]

hutch up phrasal verb to move in with someone else at an early stage in a relationship

Young Londoners ‘hutch up’ to curb rental costs

[www.ft.com 19 November 2013]

3 thoughts on “New words – 28 April 2014

  1. Pingback: (EN) – New words: 28 April 2014 | Cambridge University Press | Glossarissimo!

  2. “Hutch up” is a charming coinage, since a “hutch” is a structure where domestic rabbits are kept. But given the sex habits of rabbits, it may be too vivid for some couples.

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