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Location Recognition in Rats and Robots

William D. Smart and John Hallam.
In "From Animals to Animats 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 94)", pages 174-178, 1994.

Location recognition is an important skill in both animals and mobile robots. The ability to adapt to different environments, learning to orient oneself in them and navigate purposefully around them is a necessity for any autonomous agent. We summarise some previous work exploring location recognition in both rats and mobile robots and present the results of new experiments with a mobilerobot which draw on this work and exhibit rat-like performance in a location recognition task. Based on our experiments, we offer some suggestions to account for observations made during location recognition studies with rats.

@inproceedings{sab94,
  author = {Smart, William D. and Hallam, John},
  title = {Location Recognition in Rats and Robots},
  booktitle = {From Animals to Animats 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior ({SAB 94})},
  pages = {174--178},
  publisher = {MIT Press},
  year = {1994}
}