Multimodal Predictive Control in Crickets

Mark Payne, Berthold Hedwig, Barbara Webb

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A combination of behavioural testing and robotic modelling was used to investigate the interaction between sound localisation (phonotaxis) and optomotor following in crickets. Three hypotheses describing simple interactions summation, gain modulation and chaining-were eliminated, leaving efference copy as the most likely mechanism. A speculative but plausible model for predicting re-afference was implemented and evaluated on a robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Animals to Animats 11 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010, Paris - Clos Lucé, France, August 25-28, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsS Doncieux, B Girard, A Guillot, J Hallam, JA Meyer, JB Mouret
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15192-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior - Paris
Duration: 25 Aug 201028 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior


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