Neurally Inspired Plasticity in Oculomotor Processes

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 2 (NIPS 1989)

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Paul Viola


We have constructed a two axis camera positioning system which is roughly analogous to a single human eye. This Artificial-Eye (A(cid:173) eye) combines the signals generated by two rate gyroscopes with motion information extracted from visual analysis to stabilize its camera. This stabilization process is similar to the vestibulo-ocular response (VOR); like the VOR, A-eye learns a system model that can be incrementally modified to adapt to changes in its structure, performance and environment. A-eye is an example of a robust sen(cid:173) sory system that performs computations that can be of significant use to the designers of mobile robots.