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Biologically Inspired Neural Controllers for Motor Control in a Quadruped Robot

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Biologically Inspired Neural Controllers for Motor Control in a Quadruped Robot
This paper presents biologically inspired neural controllers for generating motor patterns in a quadruped robot. Sets of arti cial neural networks are presented which provide 1 pattern generation and gait control, allowing continuous passage from walking to trotting to galloping, 2 control of sitting and lying down behaviors, and 3 control of scratching. The neural controllers consist of sets of oscillators composed of leaky-integrator neurons, which control pairs of exor-extensor muscles attached to each joint. The networks receive sensory feedback proportional to the contraction of simulated muscles and to joint exion. Similarly to what is observed in cats, locomotion can be initiated by either applying tonic i.e. non-oscillating input to the locomotion network or by sensory feedback from extending the legs. The networks are implemented in a quadruped robot. It is shown that computation can be carried out in real time and that the networks can generate the above mentioned motor...
Aude Billard, Auke Jan Ijspeert
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where IJCNN
Authors Aude Billard, Auke Jan Ijspeert
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