iRat: Intelligent rat animat technology

Ball, David, Heath, Scott, Wyeth, Gordon and Wiles, Janet (2010). iRat: Intelligent rat animat technology. In: Gordon Wyeth and Ben Upcroft, Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010, Brisbane, Australia, (). 1-3 December 2010.

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Author Ball, David
Heath, Scott
Wyeth, Gordon
Wiles, Janet
Title of paper iRat: Intelligent rat animat technology
Conference name Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 1-3 December 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
Journal name Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2010
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Robotics and Automation Association
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980740417
Editor Gordon Wyeth
Ben Upcroft
Total pages 9
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper presents the iRat (intelligent Rat animat technology), a robot designed for robotic and neuroscience teams as a tool for studies in navigation, embodied cognition, and neuroscience research. The rat animat has capabilities comparable to the popular standard Pioneer DX robots but is an order of magnitude smaller in size and weight. The robot‟s volume is approximately 0.08m2 with a mass of 0.5kg and has visual, proximity, and odometry sensors, a differential drive, a 1 GHz x86 computer, and LCD navigation pad interface. To facilitate the value of the platform to a broader range of researchers, the robot uses the Player-Stage framework, and C/C++, Python, and MATLAB APIs have been tested in real time. Two studies of neural simulation for robot navigation have confirmed the rat animat's capabilities.
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