Insect-Inspired Body Size Learning Model on a Humanoid Robot

Paolo Arena, Luca Patané, Dario Sanalitro, Alessandra Vitanza

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Abstract

In this paper an insect-inspired body size learning algorithm is adopted in a humanoid robot and a control system, mainly developed with spiking neurons, is proposed. It implements an evaluation of distances by using the typical parallax method performed by different insect species, such as Drosophila melanogaster. A Darwin-OP robot was used as testbed to demonstrate the potential application of the learning method on a humanoid structure. The robot, equipped with a hand extension, was free to move in an environment to discover objects. As consequence, it was able to learn, using an operant conditioning, which objects can be reached, via the estimation of their distance on varying the length of the equipped tool. The learning scheme was tested both in a dynamical simulation environment and with the Darwin-OP robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOROB 2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1127-1132
Number of pages6
Volume2018-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2018
Event7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BIOROB 2018 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 29 2018

Conference

Conference7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BIOROB 2018
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period8/26/188/29/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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