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A spiking neural network model of rodent head direction calibrated with landmark free learning (2022)
Journal Article
Stentiford, R., Knowles, T. C., & Pearson, M. J. (2022). A spiking neural network model of rodent head direction calibrated with landmark free learning. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 16, -. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2022.867019

Maintaining a stable estimate of head direction requires both self-motion (idiothetic) information and environmental (allothetic) anchoring. In unfamiliar or dark environments idiothetic drive can maintain a rough estimate of heading but is subject t... Read More about A spiking neural network model of rodent head direction calibrated with landmark free learning.

Online hazard analysis for autonomous robots (2011)
Conference Proceeding
Woodman, R., Winfield, A. F. T., Harper, C., & Fraser, M. (2011). Online hazard analysis for autonomous robots. In J. Penders, T. J. Prescott, M. Witkowski, C. Melhuish, L. Alboul, & R. GroƟ (Eds.), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (406-407)

Robotic systems require rigorous analysis at all stages of development to ensure system safety. The manufacturing industry has developed many of the robotic design methods used today. These methods were adapted from design practices taken from other... Read More about Online hazard analysis for autonomous robots.

Direct Lyapunov design - A synthesis procedure for motor schema using a second-order Lyapunov stability theorem (2002)
Conference Proceeding
Harper, C., & Winfield, A. (2002). Direct Lyapunov design - A synthesis procedure for motor schema using a second-order Lyapunov stability theorem. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2085-2090). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRDS.2002.1041573

In this paper we propose a new procedure for construction of motor schema typically used in behaviour-based robotics. The procedure reverses the standard stability analysis approach by searching for a control function to fit a pre-defined Lyapunov f... Read More about Direct Lyapunov design - A synthesis procedure for motor schema using a second-order Lyapunov stability theorem.