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Motor Control

Upon the computational physics substrate, computed via a dynamic simulation, it is possible to generate realistic locomotion of the artificial animal through simulated muscle control. Through evolution, most natural animals have developed their particular mechanisms for motor control, where coordinated muscle activations result in energy-efficient locomotion. Effective motor controllers can be derived based on the a priori knowledge about the characteristic muscle activations of the corresponding real animal.


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Xiaoyuan TuJanuary 1996