Neuromorphic Model of Hippocampus Place cells using an Oscillatory Interference Technique for Hardware Implementation [article]

Zhaoqi Chen, Alia Nasrallah, Milad Alemohammad, Masanori Furuta, Ralph Eitienne-Cummings
2022 bioRxiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose a simplified and robust model for Place cell generation based on the Oscillatory Interference (OI) model concept. Aiming toward hardware implementation in bio-inspired Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) systems for mobile robotics, we base our model on logic operations that reduce its computational complexity. The model compensates for parameter variations in the behaviors of the population of constituent Theta cells, and allows the Theta cells to have
more » ... wave oscillation profiles. The robustness of the model, with respect to mismatch in the Theta cell's base oscillation frequency and gain as a function of modulatory inputs is demonstrated. Place cell composed of 48 Theta cells with base frequency variations with a 25% standard deviation from the mean and a gain error with 20% standard deviation from the mean only result in a 20% deformations within the place field and 0.24% outer side lobes, and an overall pattern with 0.0015 mean squared error on average. We also present how the model can be used to achieve the localization and path-tracking functionalities of SLAM.
doi:10.1101/2022.07.18.500440 fatcat:eqizaddrejecfgqh4memgtcw2u