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We want also to improve our model by changing the stiffness coefficient of each spring based on the ratio between Tendon Slack Length (TSL) and Optimal Fiber Force (OFF) which characterize the compliant behavior of human muscles. 4-5. The development of our proposed methodology will also provide insights into the design of robotics prosthetics and powered orthoses [15, 16]. This work is only the starting point of a wide range of other possible future works: from the control structure completion and whole-body control application, to imitation learning and reinforcement learning for human locomotion, from motion test on flat ground to motion test on rough ground, to the introduction of a trunk in order to take into account that man is a vertebrate and its locomotion is clocked and driven by his trunk, and obviously the transition from simulation to practice with a real elastic bipedal robot biologically-inspired that can move like a human being.

A real-time spiking cerebellum model for learning robot control. Bio Systems 94(1-2), 18–27 (2008) 3. : The Cerebellum as a Neural Machine (1967) 4. : Spiking Neuron Models. Cambridge University Press (2002) 5. : The functional anatomy of skeletal conditioning. In: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Classical Conditioning. Springer, New York (2002) 6. : The cerebellum chip: an analog VLSI implementation of a cerebellar model of classical conditioning. Advances 17 (2005) 7. : The cerebellum in action: a simulation and robotics study.

The model works well enough, because with CR pulses even shorter than the CS pulses separation, the desired output response amplitude can be reached at the expected time. The Delay Effect. In Fig. 6c, a delay in the adaptation in time for the first responses can be perceived: when the weighted CS signal is close to the threshold, some noise in the IO input could elicit the output. This is more likely for large ISIs, when minor LTD effect is needed and there are more possibilities of IO activity coinciding with the CS pulse.

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