Date Added: Jan 2013
Neural units with higher-order synaptic operations have good computational properties in information processing and control applications. This paper presents neural units with higher-order synaptic operations for visual image processing applications. The authors use the neural units with higher order synaptic operations for edge detection and employ the Hough transform to process the edge detection results. The edge detection method based on the neural unit with higher order synaptic operations has been applied to solve routing problems of mobile robots. Simulation results show that the proposed neural units with higher-order synaptic operations are efficient for image processing and routing applications of mobile robots.