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Title:
  • Grounding an internal body model of a hexapod walker - Control of curve walking in a biological inspired robot
Authors:
  • Malte Schilling
  • Jan Paskarbeit
  • Josef Schmitz
  • Axel Schneider
  • Holk Cruse
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While internal models are a prerequisite for higher-level function, they have to be grounded in lowerlevel function serving sensorimotor control. In this paper we introduce an internal body model for the control of a hexapod walker. The internal model deals with a highly complex robotic structure of 22 degrees of freedom and coordinates the single joint movements to achieve an overall stable and adaptive walking behavior. It is implemented as a hierarchical recurrent neural network consisting of different levels of abstraction which are tightly intertwined. We demonstrate the feasibility of the concept by applying the model to a simulated robot and show how the different levels of the body model interact and how this allows to scale the model even further. While the internal model is used in this context explicitly for motor control, it is also a predictive model and can be applied for sensor fusion. We discuss how in this way such an internal model offers the flexibility to be utilized in motor control and to be used for planning ahead by a cognitive expansion of the movement controller.
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  • DINI: doc-type:conferenceObject
Date:
  • Dec 31, 2011
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Language:
  • Englisch (eng)
Identifier:
  • http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/2550049
  • 2550049
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