Robot navigation: implications from search strategies in exploring crayfish
AuthorHeusslein, E; Patullo, BW; Macmillan, DL
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsHeusslein, E., Patullo, B. W. & Macmillan, D. L. (2010). Robot navigation: implications from search strategies in exploring crayfish. ROBOTICA, 28 (3), pp.465-475. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263574709005785.
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<jats:title>SUMMARY</jats:title><jats:p>Biomimetic applications play an important role in informing the field of robotics. One aspect is navigation – a skill automobile robots require to perform useful tasks. A sub-area of this is search strategies, e.g. for search and rescue, demining, exploring surfaces of other planets or as a default strategy when other navigation mechanisms fail. Despite that, only a few approaches have been made to transfer biological knowledge of search mechanisms on surfaces along the ground into biomimetic applications. To provide insight for robot navigation strategies, this study describes the paths a crayfish used to explore terrain. We tracked movement when different sets of sensory input were available. We then tested this algorithm with a computer model crayfish and concluded that the movement of <jats:italic>C. destructor</jats:italic> has a specialised walking strategy that could provide a suitable baseline algorithm for autonomous mobile robots during navigation.</jats:p>
KeywordsArtificial Intelligence and Image Processing
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