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Cerebellum Inspired Approach for Pattern Classification in Robots

Start Date: Sunday, Jan 01,2012

Project Incharge:Dr. Shyam Diwakar
Funded by:Indo-Italy Bilateral S&T Cooperation DST Foreign Affairs, India Directorate General for the Country Promotion (Economy, Culture and Science) Republic of Italy
Cerebellum Inspired Approach for Pattern Classification in Robots

This research project started off as an Indo-Italy collaboration with University of Milan, University of Pavia in Italy and aims to develop a cerebellum inspired pattern recognition algorithm for robotic data classification. The project aims to investigate the temporal and spatial dynamics in the cerebellar network models capable of predicting cerebellar input-output transformations by analyzing the mathematical and computational properties of the network.

Robotics has expanded to include bio-inspired algorithms for various tasks. Cerebellum has been long known for its role in movement and articulation. CMAC or cerebellar motor articulation control algorithms have existed for more than 35 years although such methods do not faithfully reproduce cerebellar architecture.

The project exploits biophysical neural network models to the problem of pattern recognition and navigation in mobile robots to achieve practical algorithms for specific applications like surgery or disaster mitigation.

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