Bio-mimetic Path Integration Using a Self Organizing Population of Grid Cells

Springer International Publishing
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Conference Proceeding
Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2014, 2014, 8681 pp. 675 - 682
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Grid cells in the dorsocaudal medial entorhinal cortex (dMEC) of the rat provide a metric representation of the animal’s local environment. The collective firing patterns in a network of grid cells forms a triangular mesh that accurately tracks the location of the animal. The activity of a grid cell network, similar to head direction cells, displays path integration characteristics. Classical robotics use path integrators in the form of inertial navigation systems to track spatial information of an agent as well. In this paper, we describe an implementation of a network of grid cells as a dead reckoning system for the PR2 robot.
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