A general rhythmic pattern generation architecture for legged locomotion

Yang, Zhijun ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2615-4297 and Franca, Felipe M.G. (2008) A general rhythmic pattern generation architecture for legged locomotion. In: Advancing Artificial Intelligence through Biological Process Applications. Pazos, Ana B. Porto, Sierra, Alejandro Pazos and Buceta, Washington Buño, eds. IGI Global Publisher, New York, pp. 202-230. ISBN 9781599049960. [Book Section] (doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-996-0.ch012)


As an engine of almost all life phenomena, the motor information generated by the central nervous system (CNS) plays a critical role in the activities of all animals. After a brief review of some recent research results on locomotor central pattern generators (CPG), which is a concrete branch of studies on the CNS generating rhythmic patterns, this chapter presents a novel, macroscopic and model-independent approach to the retrieval of different patterns of coupled neural oscillations observed in biological CPGs during the control of legged locomotion. Based on scheduling by multiple edge reversal (SMER), a simple and discrete distributed synchroniser, various types of oscillatory building blocks (OBB) can be reconfigured for the production of complicated rhythmic patterns and a methodology is provided for the construction of a target artificial CPG architecture behaving as a SMER-like asymmetric Hopfield neural networks.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 9933
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Depositing User: Zhijun Yang
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 05:17
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 10:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9933

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