The Central Nervous System as a Low and High Level Control System

  • James S. Albus
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 43)


The division of the central nervous system into high and low level control systems has long been recognized. How these two systems are interconnected and how they influence each other is one of the great mysteries of modern science. Recent attempts to produce intelligent behavior in robots and computer integrated manufacturing systems have produced insights as to how high level goals can be decomposed into low level actions, and how knowledge about the environment can be acquired, stored, and accessed by task decomposition processes to produce sensory-interactive goal directed behavior.


Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller Intelligent Behavior Input Command High Level Goal Task Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Albus
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  1. 1.Robot Systems Division, Center for Manufacturing EngineeringNational Bureau of StandardsUSA

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