Category: Learning to Navigate

Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems?

Robin Grob, Pauline N. Fleischmann and Wolfgang Rössler*. Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems. Neuroforum 2019. https://doi.org/10.1515/nf-2018-0011 

Navigating through the environment is a challenging task that animals cope with on a daily basis. Many …

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Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robots

MURI Project Title: “Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robots”

The following content are extracted from the http://www.bu.edu

A Boston University-led research team was selected to receive a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant …

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NeuroSLAM : Neural Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Workshop 13-14 Mar 2019 Paris (France)

NeuroSLAM: Neural Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Workshop

 

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (or SLAM) refers to the problem of constructing a map of an unknown environment as it is actively being explored. SLAM has been treated extensively in mobile robotics, providing …

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Robots are learning how to walk like we do

Robots have walked on legs for decades. Today’s most advanced humanoid robots can tramp along flat and inclined surfaces, climb up and down stairs, and slog through rough terrain. Some can even jump.

A report about legged robots on the …

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How does the brain’s spatial map change when we change the shape of the room?

A latest report about grid cells from Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL. The following is excerpted from the report. 

Our ability to navigate the world, and form episodic memories, relies on an accurate representation of the environment around us. …

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Animals Teach Robots to Find Their Way

By Chris Edwards
Communications of the ACM, August 2018, Vol. 61 No. 8, Pages 14-16. 10.1145/3231168

Mammalian research has underpinned the key models used in robot development. Analogs of neural networks found in the rat’s brain underpin the most widespread

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Why is it a so difficult problem for navigating in a three-dimensional world?

The excerpt note is about spatial cognition in non-horizontal environments by Jeffery K. J. et al., 2013.

Jeffery, Kathryn J., Aleksandar Jovalekic, Madeleine Verriotis, and Robin Hayman. “Navigating in a three-dimensional world.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36, no. …

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