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Monday, November 2, 2015

Artificial Brain Cells for Robot Navigation

A Robot Finds Its Way Using Artificial “GPS” Brain Cells

One robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.

Will Knight | October 19, 2015

Researchers in Singapore simulated two types of cells known to be used for navigation in the brain—so-called “place” and “grid” cells—and showed they could enable a small-wheeled robot to find its way around. Rather than simulate the cells physically, they created a simple two-dimensional model of the cells in software. The work was led by Haizhou Li, a professor at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Discoverers Of Brain's "Inner GPS". October 6, 2014, Source:

<more at; related links: (Nobel for Brain’s Location Code. Three scientists who made headway in cracking the brain’s code win Nobel Prize for discovering animal’s “inner GPS.” October 6, 2014) and (Newly Developed Artificial Brain Cells Allow Robots to Navigate without Sensors. October 28, 2015)>

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