Combining several sensorimotor systems: from insects to robot implementations

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Abstract / Description of output

Animals and robots need to integrate different sensorimotor systems to behave successfully. We added an optomotor system to our sound-localising robot, and investigated algorithms for combining the two behaviours. It has been claimed that crickets simply ‘add’ the outputs of the two responses. We show that several other explanations equally account for the cricket data, and that inhibitory interactions between the behaviours are successful for robot control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamical Systems, Wave-Based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots
EditorsPaolo Arena
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherSpringer Vienna
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-211-78775-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-211-78774-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Vienna
ISSN (Print)0254-1971


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