A 3-D Biomechanical Model of the Salamander

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A 3-D Biomechanical Model of the Salamander
This article describes a 3D biomechanical simulation of a salamander to be used in experiments in computational neuroethology. The physically-based simulation represents the salamander as an articulated body, actuated by muscles simulated as springs and dampers, in interaction with a simple environment. The aim of the simulation is to investigate the neural circuits underlying the aquatic and terrestrial locomotion of the real salamander, as well as to serve as test bed for investigating vertebrate sensorimotor coordination in silico. 1 Computational Neuroethology This article describes the design of a 3D biomechanical model for experiments in computational neuroethology [1, 2], a field which studies how behaviors of an autonomous agent (a simulated animal or a robot) arise from neural circuits. A central aspect of computational neuroethology is that it integrates the simulated central nervous system into a body and an environment, and that it investigates behavior as the result of a s...
Auke Jan Ijspeert
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where VW
Authors Auke Jan Ijspeert
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