Robot researcher combines nature to nurture ‘superhuman’ navigation

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher.
Dr Michael Milford from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty says the new study uses new computer algorithms to enable robots to navigate intelligently, unrestricted by high-density buildings or tunnels.

“This is a very Frankenstein type of project,” Dr Milford said.X “It’s putting two halves of a thing together because we’re taking the eyes of a human and linking them up with the brain of a rat.

“A rodent’s spatial memory is strong but has very poor vision while humans can easily recognise where they are because of eyesight,” he said. Continue reading follow article link

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