Cognitive Systems Monographs

Spatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots II

An Insect Brain Computational Model

Editors: Arena, Paolo, Patane, Luca (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the problem of action-oriented perception drawing inspiration from the insect world
  • Introduces an up-to-date insect-brain model inspired by the Drosophila Melanogaster and applied to mobile robots
  • Presents a suitable blend of biologically inspired networks and complex nonlinear dynamical systems
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This book presents the result of a joint effort from different European Institutions within the framework of the EU funded project called SPARK II, devoted to device an insect brain computational model, useful to be embedded into autonomous robotic agents.
Part I reports the biological background on Drosophila melanogaster with particular attention to the main centers which are used as building blocks for the implementation of the insect brain computational model.
Part II reports the mathematical approach to model the Central Pattern Generator used for the gait generation in a six-legged robot. Also the Reaction-diffusion principles in non-linear lattices are exploited to develop a compact internal representation of a dynamically changing environment for behavioral planning.
In Part III a software/hardware framework, developed to integrate the insect brain computational model in a simulated/real robotic platform, is illustrated. The different robots used for the experiments are also described. Moreover the problems related to the vision system were addressed proposing robust solutions for object identification and feature extraction.
Part IV includes the relevant scenarios used in the experiments to test the capabilities of the insect brain-inspired architecture taking as comparison the biological case. Experimental results are finally reported, whose multimedia can be found in the SPARK II web page: www.spark2.diees.unict.it

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Neurobiological Models of the Central Complex and the Mushroom Bodies

    Strauss, R.

    Pages 3-41

  • A Computational Model for the Insect Brain

    Arena, P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-80

  • Compact Internal Representation of Dynamic Environments: Simple Memory Structures for Complex Situations

    Villacorta-Atienza, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

  • CPG for Motor Control

    Arena, E. (et al.)

    Pages 101-122

  • A Prototype 2N-Legged (insect-like) Robot. A Non-Linear Dynamical System Approach

    del Rio, E. (et al.)

    Pages 123-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots II
Book Subtitle
An Insect Brain Computational Model
Editors
  • Paolo Arena
  • Luca Patane
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02362-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02362-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02361-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34695-3
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 205 illustrations in colour
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