Bio-Mimetic Control Systems
1) Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi, 441 Japan 2) Bio-Mimetic Control Research Center, RIKEN, 3-8-31 Rokuban Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 456 Japan
Bio-mimetic control is intended to study the theoretical framework of autonomous decentralized control systems based on the nonlinear dynamical system theory. It is useful for understanding and designing the parallel-decentralized architecture and the self-organizing function which play an important part in the motor control systems. Based on these theories, research should also be directed toward the analysis of the spatiotemporal motor patterns of the locomotion and arm action as well as toward the application to the sensory-motor coordination and the cooperative control of multiple robots.