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Sensorimotor Integration in Robots

  • Carme Torras

Abstract

The chapter starts with a survey of the different types of sensors used in robotics, to next introduce the degrees of sensorimotor integration required to accomplish some generic tasks. Three such degrees are discussed: Two-stage processing, sensation-action interleaving, and simultaneous operation of sensors and actuators. For the purpose of illustration, a robotic assembly system currently under development at the Institut de Cibernètica is presented, and the way in which the system handles some sample tasks involving various degrees of sensorimotor integration is described. A selected set of general references about the different topics is provided.

Keywords

Tactile Sensor Multisensory Integration Torque Sensor Sensorimotor Integration Proximity Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carme Torras
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Cibernètica (CSIC-UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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