Dynamical Systems, Wave-Based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots / Edition 1

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The book deals with a new way to conceive bio-robotics, linking this subject to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems and analog/logic circuits, like Cellular Nonlinear Networks and spiking networks. The topic is treated as a series of lessons, explaining the details of the different aspects, from Neurobiology to Electronics, to Robotics, including specific sensory and sensorymotor system modelling and implementation by using spiking networks. Moreover, it is explained how bio-robots can be used to model biological behaviours.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783211999301
  • Publisher: Springer Vienna
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Series, #500
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Dynamical Systems and wave based computation for locomotion modeling
T.G. Deliagina: Overview of Motor Systems. Types of Movements: Reflexes,
Rhythmical and Voluntary Movements
T.G. Deliagina: Initiation and Generation of Movements: 1. Central Pattern Generators
2. Command Systems
T.G. Deliagina: Stabilization of Posture
P. Arena: Locomotion as a Spatial-temporal Phenomenon: Models of the Central Pattern Generator
P. Arena: Design of CPGs via Spatial distributed non linear dynamical systems
P. Arena: Realization of bio-inspired locomotion machines via nonlinear dynamical circuits
B. Webb: Using robots to model biological behaviour Part II: From sensing toward perception
B. Webb: Spiking neuron controllers for a sound localising robot
B. Webb: Combining several sensorimotor systems: from insects to robot implementations
P. Arena, L. Fortuna, M. Frasca and L. Patané: Sensory Feedback in locomotion control
P. Arena and L. Patané: A looming detector for collision avoidance
P. Arena, L. Fortuna, M. Frasca and L. Patané: Hearing: recognition and localization of sound
P. Arena, D. Lombardo and L. Patané: Perception and robot behavior Part III: Practical Issues
A. Basile and M. Frasca: Practical Issues of 'Dynamical Systems, Wave based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots' Introduction
M. Pavone, M. Stich and B. Streibl: Locomotion control of a hexapod by Turing Patterns
P. Brunetto, A. Buscarino and A. Latteri: Visual Control of a Roving Robot based on Turing Patterns
F. Danieli and D. Melita: Wave-based control of a bio-inspired hexapod robot
P. Crucitti and G. Ganci: Cricket phonotaxis: simple Lego implementation
P. Aprile, M. Porez and M. Wrabel: CNN-based control of a robot inspired to snakeboard locomotion
P. Crucitti, G. Dimartino, M. Pavone, C.D. Presti: Cooperative behavior of robots controlled by CNN autowaves

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