Category: Bio-Inspired Robotics

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,

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

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What are the main challenges and the future prospects of neuromorphic computing?

Roy, K., Jaiswal, A. & Panda, P. Towards spike-based machine intelligence with neuromorphic computing. Nature 575, 607–617 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1677-2

“Guided by brain-like ‘spiking’ computational frameworks, neuromorphic computing—brain-inspired computing for machine intelligence—promises to realize artificial intelligence while reducing the

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How to enable robots to navigate the moon?

A latest IEEE Spectrum Report titled ‘Robots Will Navigate the Moon With Maps They Make Themselves‘ by Prachi Patel has been published. 

Astrobotic’s autonomous navigation will help lunar landers, rovers, and drones find their way on the moon. …

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Neuromorphic Perception: Event-based Vision

Guillermo Gallego, Tobi Delbruck, Garrick Orchard, Chiara Bartolozzi, Brian Taba, Andrea Censi, Stefan Leutenegger, Andrew Davison, Jorg Conradt, Kostas Daniilidis, Davide Scaramuzza. Event-based Vision: A Survey. arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.08405 (2019).

Abstract: Event cameras are bio-inspired sensors that work radically

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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.


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

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Visual navigation in insects and robots

Visual navigation in insects and robots by Barbara Webb, Professor of Biorobotics, University of Edinburgh. She will give a keynote talk at 11th Vision Researchers Colloquium, 8 July, led by Bristol Vision Institute, in partnership with the …

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