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Modelling Locomotor Control: the advantages of mobile gaze

Wilkie, RM, Wann, JP and Allison, RS (2011) Modelling Locomotor Control: the advantages of mobile gaze. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 8 (2). 1 - 18 (18). ISSN 1544-3965

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Abstract

In 1958, JJ Gibson put forward proposals on the visual control of locomotion. Research in the last 50 years has served to clarify the sources of visual and nonvisual information that contribute to successful steering, but has yet to determine how this information is optimally combined under conditions of uncertainty. Here, we test the conditions under which a locomotor robot with a mobile camera can steer effectively using simple visual and extra-retinal parameters to examine how such models cope with the noisy real-world visual and motor estimates that are available to humans. This applied modeling gives us an insight into both the advantages and limitations of using active gaze to sample information when steering.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © ACM, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, {Vol 8, Issue 2, (January 2011)} http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1870076.1870077
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Psychological Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:51
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1870076.1870077
Status: Published
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Identification Number: 10.1145/1870076.1870077
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43341

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