Evolving Spiking Neurons from Wheels to Wings

We give an overview of the EPFL indoor flying project, whose goal is to evolve autonomous, adaptive, indoor micro-flyers. Indoor flight is still a challenge because it requires miniaturization, energy efficiency, and smart control. This ongoing project consists in developing an autonomous flying vision-based micro-robot, a bio-inspired controller composed of adaptive spiking neurons directly mapped into digital micro-controllers, and a method to evolve such a network without human intervention. This document describes the motivation and methodology used to reach our goal as well as the results of a number of experiments on vision-based wheeled and flying robots.

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Dynamic Systems Approach for Embodiment and Sociality, 6, 65-70
Presented at:
3rd International Symposium on Human and Artificial Intelligence Systems (HART'2002), Fukui, Japan, December 6-7, 2002
K. Murase and T. Asakura (eds.)

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