IMPLEMENTING AN ARTIFICIAL CENTIPEDE CPG - Integrating Appendicular and Axial Movements of the Scolopendromorph Centipede

Rodrigo R. Braga, Zhijun Yang, Felipe M. G. França

Abstract

In nature, a high number of species seems to have purely inhibitory neuronal networks called Central Pattern Generators (CPGs), allowing them to produce biological rhythmic patterns in the absence of any external input. It is believed that one of the mechanisms behind CPGs functioning is the Post-Inhibitory Rebound (PIR) effect. Based in the similarity between the PIR functioning and the Scheduled by Multiple Edge Reversal (SMER) distributed synchronizer algorithm, a generalized architecture for the construction of artificial CPGs was proposed. In this work, this architecture was generalized by integrating, in a single model, the axial and appendicular movements of a centipede in the fastest gait pattern of locomotion.

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R. Braga R., Yang Z. and M. G. França F. (2008). IMPLEMENTING AN ARTIFICIAL CENTIPEDE CPG - Integrating Appendicular and Axial Movements of the Scolopendromorph Centipede . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 58-62. DOI: 10.5220/0001069800580062


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@conference{biosignals08,
author={Rodrigo R. Braga and Zhijun Yang and Felipe M. G. França},
title={IMPLEMENTING AN ARTIFICIAL CENTIPEDE CPG - Integrating Appendicular and Axial Movements of the Scolopendromorph Centipede},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={58-62},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001069800580062},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - IMPLEMENTING AN ARTIFICIAL CENTIPEDE CPG - Integrating Appendicular and Axial Movements of the Scolopendromorph Centipede
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - R. Braga R.
AU - Yang Z.
AU - M. G. França F.
PY - 2008
SP - 58
EP - 62
DO - 10.5220/0001069800580062