Chapter 75 — Biologically Inspired Robotics

Analog Robot

This video presents Analog Robot that uses a biologically- inspired, visual-homing method for navigation. This robot is equipped with a set of analog circuitry for vision-based landmark navigation based on the mechanisms identified in biological systems, the so-called "snapshot model". The image registered at the start of the experiment will be used as a reference frame, and the analog circuitry finds a direction to travel by comparing it with the current frame.
Fumiya Iida, Auke Ijspeert
With the curtesy of Ralf Moeller, University of Bielefeld, Germany