Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines by Hiroshi Kimura, Kazuo Tsuchiya, Akio Ishiguro, Hartmut Witt

By Hiroshi Kimura, Kazuo Tsuchiya, Akio Ishiguro, Hartmut Witt

The foundations of model to numerous environments haven't but been clarified. moreover, self sustaining version continues to be unsolved and a heavily tricky challenge in robotics. it seems that, the difference skill proven by means of animals and that wanted through robots within the actual international can't be defined or learned by way of one unmarried functionality in a regulate approach and mechanism. that's, model in movement is brought on at each point in a large spectrum from the valuable neural method to the musculoskeletal system.

This ebook comprises the papers chosen rigorously from the symposium AMAM2003 particularly pertaining to variation in locomotion from the point of view of robotics and neurophysiology. because of this limit in themes followed, we predict that this publication will successfully offer stable details for scientists and engineers, that is valuable to debate the foundations and mechanisms underlying animals' variation less than unstructured environment.

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D¨ urr, J. Schmitz, A. Schneider Control of the stance movement and coordination of supporting legs For the stance movement, simple solutions can be found for straight walking on a flat surface [11]. In more natural situations, the task of controlling the stance movements of all the legs on the ground poses several major problems. It is not enough simply to specify a movement for each leg on its own: the mechanical coupling through the substrate means that efficient locomotion requires coordinated movement of all the joints of all the legs in contact with the substrate, that is, a total of 18 joints when all legs of an insect are on the ground.

The spatio-temporal patterns of the movement of legs are emerged by integration of the dynamical information of the effector organs in the NS neurons under the constraint driven from the purpose. Under unpredictably changing environment, the system requires some rule to satisfy the constraints, and then walking patterns of the animals should be emerged as the results of the coordination of the movements of the leg muscles. The constraints on the robot should be contented by optimally integrating each objective function of the elements through competition and cooperation among them.

Second, the system should be self-referential, because the necessary information could not be added externally. Finally, the emergence of information might be abduction process. The deductive and the inductive logic can be applicable only for the definite problems. In order to change the ill-posed problem to the well-posed one, it is necessary some appropriate constraints to make up the incompleteness of the information of the problem. In the traditional methodology, it is possible to add some appropriate constraints externally, if we can objectify the problem in advance.

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