Perception for Action in Insects

B. Webb, J. Wessnitzer

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We review the concept of ‘perception for action’, contrasting the traditional view of perception as internal representation with the idea of transformation in a closed loop system. This introduces recent approaches using active perception, dynamical systems theory, action-based agent architectures and consideration of the role of predictive loops. We then apply these ideas to insect behaviour and neurophysiology, with particular attention to higher brain centres. We propose an insect brain control architecture for robotics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots
EditorsPaolo Arena, Luca Patanè
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-88464-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-88463-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameCognitive Systems Monographs
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1867-4925


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