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Robot Control: From Silicon Circuitry to Cells

Robot Control: From Silicon Circuitry to Cells
Robot Control: From Silicon Circuitry to Cells
Life-like adaptive behaviour is so far an illusive goal in robot control. A capability to act successfully in a complex, ambiguous, and harsh environment would vastly increase the application domain of robotic devices. Established methods for robot control run up against a complexity barrier, yet living organisms amply demonstrate that this barrier is not a fundamental limitation. To gain an understanding of how the nimble behaviour of organisms can b e duplicated in made-for-purpose devices we are exploring the use of biological cells in robot control. This paper describes an experimental setup that interfaces an amoeboid plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum with an omnidirectional hexapod robot to realise an interaction loop between environment and plasticity in control. Through this bio-electronic hybrid architecture the continuous negotiation process between local intracellular recon?guration on the micro-physical scale and global behaviour of the cell in a macroscale environment can be studied in a device setting.
molecular computing, cellular computation
3-540-31253-6
20-32
Springer
Tsuda, Soichiro
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Gunji, Yukio-Pegio
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Ijspeert, Auke Jan
Masuzawa, Toshimitsu
Kusumoto, Shinji
Tsuda, Soichiro
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Ijspeert, Auke Jan
Masuzawa, Toshimitsu
Kusumoto, Shinji

Tsuda, Soichiro, Zauner, Klaus-Peter and Gunji, Yukio-Pegio (2006) Robot Control: From Silicon Circuitry to Cells. Ijspeert, Auke Jan, Masuzawa, Toshimitsu and Kusumoto, Shinji (eds.) In Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, Second International Workshop, BioADIT 2006, Osaka, Japan, January 26-27, 2006, Proceedings. Springer. pp. 20-32 . (doi:10.1007/11613022_5).

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Abstract

Life-like adaptive behaviour is so far an illusive goal in robot control. A capability to act successfully in a complex, ambiguous, and harsh environment would vastly increase the application domain of robotic devices. Established methods for robot control run up against a complexity barrier, yet living organisms amply demonstrate that this barrier is not a fundamental limitation. To gain an understanding of how the nimble behaviour of organisms can b e duplicated in made-for-purpose devices we are exploring the use of biological cells in robot control. This paper describes an experimental setup that interfaces an amoeboid plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum with an omnidirectional hexapod robot to realise an interaction loop between environment and plasticity in control. Through this bio-electronic hybrid architecture the continuous negotiation process between local intracellular recon?guration on the micro-physical scale and global behaviour of the cell in a macroscale environment can be studied in a device setting.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: LNCS Vol. 3853
Keywords: molecular computing, cellular computation
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 261749
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261749
ISBN: 3-540-31253-6
PURE UUID: e236b9c1-d138-4655-a808-e684252dd8c0

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Date deposited: 04 Feb 2006
Last modified: 04 Nov 2019 20:50

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Author: Soichiro Tsuda
Author: Klaus-Peter Zauner
Author: Yukio-Pegio Gunji
Editor: Auke Jan Ijspeert
Editor: Toshimitsu Masuzawa
Editor: Shinji Kusumoto

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