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[Adaptive Robot Controller]

Neural networks Java AI A-Life Date: May 2011

A robot neural controller where obstacle-avoidance and random-walk neurons observe level of their irritation and randomly reconfigure their connections to motors when the irritation reaches a specified threshold is presented and tested.

Individual neurons have self-recurrent connections and receive function-specific input. The neural controller shows either robustness or adaptivity to noise and sensory and motor function perturbations by utilising ultrastability and subsumption principles.

Keywords:
Obstacle avoidance, random walk, artificial neural network, ultrastability, homeostasis
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