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NeuroNavigator: A Hippocampus-Inspired Cognitive Architecture for Spiking Network Implementation
Alexei V. Samsonovich, Giorgio A. Ascoli

Last modified: 2011-08-24

Abstract


Despite recent impressive progress in automated planning and navigation tools, artifacts still lack robustness and flexibility of biological systems. In order to mimic biology, it is necessary to use principles of dynamics and architecture found in the brain. Here we translate our biologically inspired model of spatial learning and navigation (Samsonovich and Ascoli, L&M 2005) into a model suitable for implementation in spiking networks with STDP synapses, based on soon to become available hardware. Simulation studies of the model prove its robustness and scalability. The approach naturally extends to various types of action planning beyond the spatial domain. The architecture can be used in autonomous intelligent agents of various nature.

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