Cognitive Systems Monographs

Spatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots

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

  • Presents action oriented perception from a novel point of view, dealing with complex systems and applied to mobile robotics
  • Presents a blend of biologically inspired algorithms and robot prototypes and complex nonlinear dynamics
  • Carefully edited outcome of a European research Project called "SPARK", whose aim is to develop completely new sensing-perceiving-moving artefacts inspired by the basic principles of living systems and based on the concept of "self-organization"
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This volume collects the most significant results of the European research Project called "SPARK", whose aim was to develop new cognitive architectures and new sensing-perceiving-moving artefacts, inspired by the basic principles of living systems and based on the concept of "self-organization" in complex systems generating spatial temporal patterns.

The book is organized in three parts. Part I "Principles of insect perception" reports a thorough survey of the state of the art in perception for action.

The central Part II "Cognitive Models" describes new approaches to attain high cognitive capabilities in roving robots, for which detailed Structures are still lacking, even referring to insect brain. Some of the models introduced rely on the insect-inspired parallel sensory-motor pathways, others exploit the emergence Spatial-temporal Patterns (used as perceptual states) arising in non linear Reaction-Diffusion Equations, some others build upon the neural networks modelling Stick Insect locomotion.

The last part of the book Part III "Software/Hardware cognitive architecture and experiments" is related to the implementation of the proposed cognitive models on a software /hardware FPGA-based architecture embedded on wheeled and legged robots. Multimedia material, related to the experiments presented in the book, is available on the SPARK web page: www.spark.diees.unict.it

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“This book is aimed at researchers interested in mobile robots. The book is comprised of a collection of papers that cover the results of the European research project ‘SPARK.’ The goal of the project is to develop biologically inspired cognitive architectures and sensing-perceiving-moving artifacts based on self-organization in complex systems. The results are divided into three parts, including principles of insect perception, cognitive models, and software/hardware cognitive architecture and experiments.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, August, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Perception for Action in Insects

    Webb, B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-42

  • Principles of Insect Locomotion

    Cruse, H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-96

  • Low Level Approaches to Cognitive Control

    Webb, B. (et al.)

    Pages 97-175

  • A Bottom-Up Approach for Cognitive Control

    Cruse, H. (et al.)

    Pages 179-218

  • Mathematical Approach to Sensory Motor Control and Memory

    Velarde, M. G. (et al.)

    Pages 219-268

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots
Editors
  • Paolo Arena
  • Luca Patanè
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88464-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88464-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88463-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10014-7
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 429
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