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Synchronized robot drumming by neural oscillator




Sensory-motor integration is one of the key issues in robotics. In this paper, we propose an approach to rhythmic arm movement control that is synchronized with an external signal based on exploiting a simple neural oscillator network. Trajectory generation by the neural oscillator is a biologically inspired method that can allow us to generate a smooth and continuous trajectory. The parameter tuning of the oscillators is used to generate a synchronized movement with wide intervals. We adopted the method for the drumming task as an example task. By using this method, the robot can realize synchronized drumming with wide drumming intervals in real time. The paper also shows the experimental results of drumming by a humanoid robot.

Author(s): Kotosaka, S. and Schaal, S.
Book Title: Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan
Volume: 19
Number (issue): 1
Pages: 116-123
Year: 2001

Department(s): Autonomous Motion
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

Cross Ref: p1631
Note: clmc


  title = {Synchronized robot drumming by neural oscillator},
  author = {Kotosaka, S. and Schaal, S.},
  booktitle = {Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan},
  volume = {19},
  number = {1},
  pages = {116-123},
  year = {2001},
  note = {clmc},
  crossref = {p1631}