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Reciprocal excitation between biological and robotic research

2000

Conference Paper

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While biological principles have inspired researchers in computational and engineering research for a long time, there is still rather limited knowledge flow back from computational to biological domains. This paper presents examples of our work where research on anthropomorphic robots lead us to new insights into explaining biological movement phenomena, starting from behavioral studies up to brain imaging studies. Our research over the past years has focused on principles of trajectory formation with nonlinear dynamical systems, on learning internal models for nonlinear control, and on advanced topics like imitation learning. The formal and empirical analyses of the kinematics and dynamics of movements systems and the tasks that they need to perform lead us to suggest principles of motor control that later on we found surprisingly related to human behavior and even brain activity.

Author(s): Schaal, S. and Sternad, D. and Dean, W. and Kotoska, S. and Osu, R. and Kawato, M.
Book Title: Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III, Proceedings of SPIE
Volume: 4196
Pages: 30-40
Year: 2000
Month: November
Day: 5-8

Department(s): Autonome Motorik
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

Address: Boston, MA, Nov.5-8, 2000
Cross Ref: p1422
Note: clmc
URL: http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/schaal-SPIE2000.pdf

BibTex

@inproceedings{Schaal_SFDCRSIPS_2000,
  title = {Reciprocal excitation between biological and robotic research},
  author = {Schaal, S. and Sternad, D. and Dean, W. and Kotoska, S. and Osu, R. and Kawato, M.},
  booktitle = {Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III, Proceedings of SPIE},
  volume = {4196},
  pages = {30-40},
  address = {Boston, MA, Nov.5-8, 2000},
  month = nov,
  year = {2000},
  note = {clmc},
  crossref = {p1422},
  url = {http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/schaal-SPIE2000.pdf},
  month_numeric = {11}
}