With two brain cells snails make complex decisions roboticists interested

With just two brain cells snails can make complex decisions, such as whether it is time to eat because they are hungry, or when and how to go about getting food, a feature that should be of great interest to roboticists when designing a robot’s brain, says a team of neuroscience researchers from the University of Sussex in England. The snail’s two brain cells (neurons) can tell the mollusc when it is hungry and whether there is any food nearby. When creating the artificial intelligence (AI) for a robot, i.e. its brain, engineers desire the fewest components possible for the maximum task performance, something the snail’s brain appears to do with amazing efficiency. Three photographs (A) of freshwater snail’s (Lymnaea’s) food-searching behaviour. (Top Frame) At water’s surface. (Middle Frame) Appetitive…


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