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Accession Number ADA566261
Title Multisensory Control of Stabilization Reflexes.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author H. G. Krapp
Abstract Besides the academic outputs produced during the period of funding and probably beyond one of the most important outcomes over the last couple of year has been a clear research agenda for this work. While collaborating with the groups of Graham Taylor and Sean Humbert this research has shaped into a system neuroscience approach that combines quantitative behavior, electrophysiology, functional anatomy and modeling to advance our understanding of biological control design with a strong emphasis on the underlying neuronal mechanisms. In particular the interactions with Sean Humbert have resulted in several tangible outputs, e.g. the proof of concept study showing that LPTC receptive fields can be successfully used to control orientation, proximity and forward speed of a quadropter (O35) or the development of an ocellar senor (C6). Future interactions between the group and the groups of collaborators will aim to further discover and exploit biological design principles in the context of control and navigation of autonomous robotic systems. The emphasis will be to advance autonomy and manoeuvrability by multisensor fusion, dynamic range fractioning and the integration of inner- and outer loop control.
Keywords Autonomous navigation
Dynamic range
Flight control systems
Foreign reports
Nerve cells
Nuclear fusion
United Kingdom

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
63F - Optical Detection
95F - Bionics & Artificial Intelligence
Corporate Author Imperial Coll. of Science and Technology, London (England).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Nov 2008-1 May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number FA8655-09-1-3022 09-3022

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