Workshop 3: Teaching human robots how to move: lessons from biological motor control
Organizers: Arturo Forner-Cordero, Jacques Duysens and Elliott Rouse
Timeslot: 13:30 – 16:30
Room: Carré 2H
In this workshop we will review the state of the art of motor control and its application in Robotics. We will address first the generation of biped gaits that, in robots, is largely inspired by ideas from biology. In this Workshop we will review the evolution of these ideas in order to update this knowledge and provide a perspective of the future lines of research in this area. Moreover, we will
complement these results with the analysis of gait perturbations and its implications to discover new biological motor control principles. Afterwards, the biological motor control concepts will be translated to robot control mechanisms. It is important to note that Biology can inspire engineering design at several levels, related to the different levels of insight about the biological mechanisms, building on the distinction between biomimetism and bioinspiration.