151-0653-00L  Introduction to Bio-Inspired Motor Control

SemesterHerbstsemester 2012
DozierendeF. Iida
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungThere are still a number of challenges in the motor control of robotic systems in terms of energy efficiency, agility, and versatility, if compared to biological systems. In this lecture, we learn the fundamentals of interdisciplinary research area of bio-inspired robotics, with a special focus on the issues of motor control.
LernzielThe main goal of this course is to provide students the fundamentals of biological and engineering tools to systematically explore the
interdisciplinary field of bio-inspired motor control. Students will learn
how to observe nature, how to abstract underlying principles, and how to
develop artificial systems based on bio-inspirations. Toward the end of semester, the students will apply the acquired techniques to an individual small research project.
InhaltThis course covers the following four topic areas: Modeling of dynamics in biological systems; Modeling of bio-inspired robots; Simulation and analytical tools; Motor control and learning of dynamic mechatronic systems. In addition to a regular lecture series, the participating students will be asked to do hands-on simulation exercises as well as small research projects.
SkriptThe main part of lecture notes will be provided.
LiteraturRelevant literature will be suggested during the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge of classical mechanics and control engineering are necessary.