New neural circuits for robot phonotaxis

Reeve, R. E. and Webb, B. H. (2003) New neural circuits for robot phonotaxis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 361(1811), pp. 2245-2266. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2003.1274) (PMID:14599318)

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W. Grey Walter built robotic systems to improve understanding of biological systems. In that tradition, this paper reports ongoing work on a robot model of cricket sound localization. The main advances are the inclusion of a much larger range of neuroethological detail, and the investigation of multimodal influences on the behaviour. The former allows exploration of the functionality of identified neurons in the insect, including the possible roles of multiple sensory fibres, mutually inhibitory connections, and brain neurons with pattern-filtering properties. The latter focuses on the inclusion of an optomotor stabilization response, and how this might improve tracking, particularly under conditions of random disturbance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reeve, Professor Richard
Authors: Reeve, R. E., and Webb, B. H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:The Royal Society
ISSN (Online):1471-2962
Published Online:21 August 2003

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