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Dynamical Systems, Wave-Based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots

  • Paolo Arena

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 500)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Foundations of Neurodynamics and wave based computation for locomotion modeling

  3. From sensing toward perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Paolo Arena, Luigi Fortuna, Mattia Frasca, Luca Patané
      Pages 143-158
    3. Paolo Arena, Luca Patané
      Pages 159-168
    4. Paolo Arena, Luigi Fortuna, Mattia Frasca, Luca Patané
      Pages 169-179
    5. Paolo Arena, Davide Lombardo, Luca Patané
      Pages 181-197
  4. Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Marco Pavone, Michael Stich, Bernhard Streibl
      Pages 213-219

About this book


This volume is a special Issue on "Dynamical Systems, Wave based computation and neuro inspired robots'^ based on a Course carried out at the CISM in Udine (Italy), the last week of September, 2003. From the topics treated within that Course, several new ideas were f- mulated, which led to a new kind of approach to locomotion and p- ception, grounded both on biologically inspired issues and on nonlinear dynamics. The Course was characterised by a high degree of multi disciplinarity. In fact, in order to conceive, design and build neuro inspired machines, it is necessary to deeply scan into different d- ciplines, including neuroscience. Artificial Intelligence, Biorobotics, Dynamical Systems theory and Electronics. New types of moving machines should be more closely related to the biological rules, not discarding the real implementation issues. The recipe has to include neurobiological paradigms as well as behavioral aspects from the one hand, new circuit paradigms, able of real time control of multi joint robots on the other hand. These new circuit paradigms are based on the theory of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, where aggregates of simple non linear units into ensembles of lattices, have the pr- erty that the solution set is much richer than that one shown by the single units. As a consequence, new solutions ^'emerge'\ which are often characterized by order and harmony.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Arena
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dynamical Systems, Wave-Based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots
  • Editors Paolo Arena
  • Series Title CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Vienna 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-211-78774-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-99930-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-211-78775-5
  • Series ISSN 0254-1971
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation
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