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Mobile robot broadband sound localisation using a biologically inspired spiking neural network

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Mobile robot broadband sound localisation using a biologically inspired spiking neural network
— A biologically inspired azimuthal broadband sound localisation system is introduced to simulates the functional organisation of the human auditory midbrain up to the inferior colliculus (IC). Supported by recent neurophysiological studies on the role of the IC and superior olivary complex (SOC) in sound processing, our system models two ascending pathways of the auditory midbrain: the ITD (Interaural Time Difference) pathway and ILD (Interaural Level Difference) pathway. In our approach to modelling the ITD pathway, we take account of Yin’s finding that only a single delay line exists in the ITD processing from cochlea to SOC for the ipsilateral ear while multiple delay lines exists for the contralateral ear. The ILD pathway is modelled without varied delay lines because of neurophysiological evidence that indicates the delays along that pathway are minimal and constant. First, two-dimensional (2D) tonotopical ITD and ILD spike maps over frequency and ITD/ILD are calculated by a...
Jindong Liu, Harry R. Erwin, Stefan Wermter
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where IROS
Authors Jindong Liu, Harry R. Erwin, Stefan Wermter
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