Biologically Inspired Guidance for Autonomous Systems



Topham, Luke
(2019) Biologically Inspired Guidance for Autonomous Systems. Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

Animals and humans can perform purposeful actions using only their senses. Birds can perch on branches; bats use echolocation to hunt prey and humans are able to control vehicles. It must therefore be possible for autonomous systems to replicate this autonomous behaviour if an understanding of how animals and humans perceive their environment and guide their movements is obtained. Tau theory offers a potential explanation as to how this is achieved in nature. Tau theory posits, that in combination with the so-called ‘motion guides’, animals and humans perform useful movements by closing action-gaps, i.e. gaps between the current state and a desired state. The theory suggests that the variable

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Philosophy)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 08:47
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 07:14
DOI: 10.17638/03088168
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3088168