Category: Brain-Inspired Navigation

How the Spiking Neural Network allows for navigation through an environment via landmark association without needing GPS?

Alexander Jones, Andrew Rush, Cory Merkel, Eric Herrmann, Ajey P. Jacob, Clare Thiem, Rashmi Jha. A neuromorphic SLAM architecture using gated-memristive synapses. Neurocomputing, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2019.09.098.

Abstract
Navigation in GPS-denied environments is a critical challenge for autonomous mobile platforms

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How to implement 6DoF state estimation on 3D manifold based on neural dynamics?

State estimation in high dimensional space is a big challenge problem. Commonly, we use Lie group to implement 6DoF state estimation in 3D space. However, how does the brain implement path integration in 3D space based on neural dynamics?

Low …

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How Does the Brain Solve the Computational Problems of Spatial Navigation?

Widloski, John, and Ila Fiete. “How does the brain solve the computational problems of spatial navigation?.” In Space, Time and Memory in the Hippocampal Formation, pp. 373-407. Springer, Vienna, 2014.

Abstract
Flexible navigation in the real world involves …

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How is information about location, direction, and distance integrated in the grid cell network?

Sargolini, Francesca, Marianne Fyhn, Torkel Hafting, Bruce L. McNaughton, Menno P. Witter, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser. “Conjunctive representation of position, direction, and velocity in entorhinal cortex.” Science 312, no. 5774 (2006): 758-762.

Abstract
Grid cells in …

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Optimal dynamic coding by mixed-dimensionality neurons in the head-direction system of bats

Finkelstein, Arseny, Nachum Ulanovsky, Misha Tsodyks, and Johnatan Aljadeff. “Optimal dynamic coding by mixed-dimensionality neurons in the head-direction system of bats.” Nature communications 9, no. 1 (2018): 3590.

Abstract:

Ethologically relevant stimuli are often multidimensional. In many brain …

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Neuromorphic Stereo Vision for Biologically Plausible Robots

Lea Steffen, Daniel Reichard, Jakob Weinland, Jacques Kaiser, Arne Roennau and Rüdiger Dillmann. Neuromorphic Stereo Vision: a Survey of Bio-inspired Sensors and Algorithms. Front. Neurorobot. | doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2019.00028

Anstract: Any visual sensor, whether artificial or biological, maps the 3D-world …

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The internal maps of insects

Webb, Barbara. “The internal maps of insects.” Journal of Experimental Biology 222, no. Suppl 1 (2019): jeb188094.

ABSTRACT

Insect navigation is strikingly geometric. Many species use path integration to maintain an accurate estimate of their distance and direction

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