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Learning from Nature: Biologically Inspired Robot Navigation and SLAM—A Review

  • Niko Sünderhauf
  • Peter Protzel


In this paper we summarize the most important neuronal fundamentals of navigation in rodents, primates and humans. We review a number of brain cells that are involved in spatial navigation and their properties. Furthermore, we review RatSLAM, a working SLAM system that is partially inspired by neuronal mechanisms underlying mammalian spatial navigation.


Biologically inspired robotics SLAM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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