A BIOLOGICAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR ROBOTIC CONTROL - Towards a Human Neuroprocessor

José M. Ferrández, Victor Lorente, Javier Garrigós, Eduardo Fernández

Abstract

The main objective of this work is to analyze the computing capabilities of human neuroblastoma cultured cells and to define stimulation patterns able to modulate the neural activity in response to external stimuli for controlling an autonomous robot. Multielectrode Arrays Setups have been designed for direct culturing neural cells over silicon or glass substrates, providing the capability to stimulate and record simultaneously populations of neural cells. This paper tries to modulate the natural physiologic responses of human neural cells by tetanic stimulation of the culture. If we are able to modify the selective responses of some cells with a external pattern stimuli over different time scales, the neuroblastoma-cultured structure could be trained to process pre-programmed spatio-temporal patterns. We show that the large neuroblastoma networks developed in cultured MEAs are capable of learning: stablishing numerous and dynamic connections, with modifiability induced by external stimuli.

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M. Ferrández J., Lorente V., Garrigós J. and Fernández E. (2009). A BIOLOGICAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR ROBOTIC CONTROL - Towards a Human Neuroprocessor . In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ICNC, (IJCCI 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-014-6, pages 508-513. DOI: 10.5220/0002335305080513


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@conference{icnc09,
author={José M. Ferrández and Victor Lorente and Javier Garrigós and Eduardo Fernández},
title={A BIOLOGICAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR ROBOTIC CONTROL - Towards a Human Neuroprocessor},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ICNC, (IJCCI 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={508-513},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002335305080513},
isbn={978-989-674-014-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: ICNC, (IJCCI 2009)
TI - A BIOLOGICAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR ROBOTIC CONTROL - Towards a Human Neuroprocessor
SN - 978-989-674-014-6
AU - M. Ferrández J.
AU - Lorente V.
AU - Garrigós J.
AU - Fernández E.
PY - 2009
SP - 508
EP - 513
DO - 10.5220/0002335305080513