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Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines

Editors: Kimura, H., Tsuchiya, K., Ishiguro, A., Witt, H. (Eds.)

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• Motivation It is our dream to understand the principles of animals’ remarkable ability for adaptive motion and to transfer such abilities to a robot. Up to now, mechanisms for generation and control of stereotyped motions and adaptive motions in well-known simple environments have been formulated to some extentandsuccessfullyappliedtorobots.However,principlesofadaptationto variousenvironmentshavenotyetbeenclari?ed,andautonomousadaptation remains unsolved as a seriously di?cult problem in robotics. Apparently, the ability of animals and robots to adapt in a real world cannot be explained or realized by one single function in a control system and mechanism. That is, adaptation in motion is induced at every level from thecentralnervoussystemtothemusculoskeletalsystem.Thus,weorganized the International Symposium on Adaptive Motion in Animals and Machines(AMAM)forscientistsandengineersconcernedwithadaptation onvariouslevelstobebroughttogethertodiscussprinciplesateachleveland to investigate principles governing total systems. • History AMAM started in Montreal (Canada) in August 2000. It was organized by H. Kimura (Japan), H. Witte (Germany), G. Taga (Japan), and K. Osuka (Japan), who had agreed that having a small symposium on motion control, with people from several ?elds coming together to discuss speci?c issues, was worthwhile. Those four organizing committee members determined the scope of AMAM as follows.

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"This book, which is a collection of 23 papers presented at the first two International Symposia on Adaptive Motion in Animals and Machines (AMAM) … . This book is an outstanding collection of writings by key investigators in the field, and it is highly recommended to researchers in robotics interested in building biologically inspired machines." (G. A. Bekey, Computing Reviews, August, 2006)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Robust Behaviour of the Human Leg

    Reinhard Blickhan, Andre Seyfarth, Heiko Wagner, et al.

    Pages 5-16

  • Higher Nervous Control of Quadrupedal vs Bipedal Locomotion in Non-human Primates; Common and Specific Properties

    Shigemi Mori, Futoshi Mori, Katsumi Nakajima

    Pages 53-65

  • Simulation Study of Self-Excited Walking of a Biped Mechanism with Bent Knee

    Kyosuke Ono, Xiaofeng Yao

    Pages 131-142

  • Gait Transition from Swimming to Walking: Investigation of Salamander Locomotion Control Using Nonlinear Oscillators

    Auke Jan Ijspeert, Jean-Marie Cabelguen

    Pages 177-188

  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Human Locomotion: from Real-Time Adaptation to Development

    Gentaro Taga

    Pages 189-204

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines
Editors
  • Hiroshi Kimura
  • Kazuo Tsuchiya
  • Akio Ishiguro
  • Hartmut Witt
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-31381-6
DOI
10.1007/4-431-31381-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-24164-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 298
Topics