Neuromorphic Control for Robotic Manipulator

Hierarchical Hybrid Neuromorphic Control System
  • Toshio Fukuda
  • Takanori Shibata
  • Kazuhiro Kosuge
  • Fumihito Arai
Part of the Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 9)


This paper presents a “Hierarchical Hybrid Neuromorphic Control System” for intelligent control of robotic manipulator and for acquiring knowledge and learning. This system comprises two levels: a “learning” level and an “adaptation” level. Neural networks are employed for both levels. The “learning” level has a hierarchical structure and is used for the strategic planning of the robotic manipulation in conjunction with the knowledge base system, in order to enlarge the adaptive range. The learning level can infer an unknown fact from a priori knowledge and visual information for the strategic planning, and is updated by the recent information from the adaptation level through the long term learning process. On the other hand, the adaptation is used for the adjustment of the control law to the current status of the dynamic process. The approximate target and initial states of the adaptation level are given by the learning level.


Neural Network Strategic Planning Force Control Inference Rule Adaptation Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Fukuda
    • 1
  • Takanori Shibata
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Kosuge
    • 1
  • Fumihito Arai
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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