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Publication numberWO2005072461 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2005/003412
Publication dateOct 27, 2005
Filing dateJan 27, 2005
Priority dateJan 27, 2004
Also published asUS20070285040, WO2005072461A2
Publication numberPCT/2005/3412, PCT/US/2005/003412, PCT/US/2005/03412, PCT/US/5/003412, PCT/US/5/03412, PCT/US2005/003412, PCT/US2005/03412, PCT/US2005003412, PCT/US200503412, PCT/US5/003412, PCT/US5/03412, PCT/US5003412, PCT/US503412, WO 2005/072461 A3, WO 2005072461 A3, WO 2005072461A3, WO-A3-2005072461, WO2005/072461A3, WO2005072461 A3, WO2005072461A3
InventorsThomas W Jenner Jr
ApplicantNew School Technologies Llc, Thomas W Jenner Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Synthetic nervous system for robotics
WO 2005072461 A3
Abstract
A synthetic nervous system (10) capable of rudimental learning and self-organization for robotic applications having a control circuit (190) and servo actuators (224) using oscillating continuously variable analog voltages to mimic natural bio-neural processes. Simple oscillators (1-8) capable of being modulated in frequency, phase, amplitude, and DC offset act as analog processing elements or oscillating infinite state machines. A central pattern generator (140) utilizing periodic, quasi-periodic, or chaotic oscillators or phase shifters, or a combination thereof, along with a basic motor neuron circuit (314) enables multiple servos to coordinate their behavior to enable bio-inspired locomotion such as walking, swimming, flapping, crawling, and the like. Sensors (200) interfaced to the control circuit (190) provide a wide range of adaptive behavior such as following a light source, avoiding an obstacle, and shifting balance point. Overlapping or concurrent sensor input can provide complex behavior with minimal circuitry.
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Classifications
International ClassificationB25J9/16
Cooperative ClassificationB25J9/161, G06N3/0635
European ClassificationB25J9/16C3, G06N3/063A
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