Human-inspired navigation for robots

Humans possess the innate ability to navigate from one location to another and orient themselves to avoid getting lost in the process. Studies from rodents and other model species have provided unprecedented insights into the potential neural correlates of mammalian spatial cognition. Yet, those correlates have so far revealed little about applicable principles of navigational behavior, either in humans or other mammals.

Thus, in this project we aim to harness the strengths of virtual reality (VR) to decipher models of human navigation behavior and deploy them on robots.

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23 May 2021: Our work “DeFINE: Delayed feedback-based immersive navigation environment for studying goal-directed human navigation” was published at the journal Behavior Researh Methods.