Live demonstration: Spiking neural circuit based navigation inspired by C. elegans thermotaxis

Chirag Shetty, Sri Nitchith, Rishabh Rawat, S. R. Nandakumar, Pritesh Shah, Shruti Kulkarni, Bipin Rajendran

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Abstract

We demonstrate a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) driven autonomous navigation system implemented on a robot. The neural architecture is inspired by those in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans used for thermotaxis, the behavior of tracking thermal isotherms. Our network uses light intensity as the sensor input, instead of temperature in the worm. The network is able to detect the gradations in sensor-input based on local information, and to make decisions in real time. This enables the robot to do a random search and to track specific intensity regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983919
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: May 24 2015May 27 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2015-July
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period5/24/155/27/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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