Introducing Neuromodulation to a Braitenberg Vehicle

TitleIntroducing Neuromodulation to a Braitenberg Vehicle
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsFrench, RLB, Cañamero, L
Name of ProceedingsProc. 2005 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation: Robots get Closer to Humans (ICRA'05)
Date Published04/2005
PublisherIEEE Press
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
ISBN Number0-7803-8914-X
ISSN Number1050-4729

Artificial neural networks are often used as the control systems for mobile robots. However, although these models usually claim inspiration from biology, they often lack an analogue of the biological phenomenon called neuromodulation. In this paper, we describe our initial work exploring a simple model of neuromodulation, used to provide a mobile robot with foraging behaviour.