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MSc Thesis #9714

Title:Hippocampal Navigation, by Rat and by Robot
Date:Sep 1997
Abstract:Designing a mobile robot which can navigate a novel environment quickly and robustly is generally very difficult. Indeed, much robotic research is devoted to building an artificial creature that explores its world as effectively as a common rat or gerbil. This dissertation examines in-depth a well-documented computational model of the rat hippocampal navigation system, and discusses its implementation in software. It also presents experimental results with the model on both simulated and real-life robotic platforms, and compared performance with that of rodents and a more traditional robot-guidance algorithm.

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