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Research Paper #461

Title:Neuronal Group Selection Theory: a in Robotics
Authors:Donnett,J; Smithers,T
Date:Jan 1990
Presented:Presented in the poster session of the 2nd Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS-II), Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., November '89.
Abstract:In this paper, we discuss a current attempt at applying the organizational principle Edelman calls Neuronal Group Selection to the control of a real, two-link robotic manipulator. We begin by motivating the need for an alternative to the position-control paradigm of classical robotics, and suggest that a possible avenue is to look at the primitive animal limb "neurologically ballistic" control mode. We have been considering a selectionist approach to coordinating a simple perception-action task.

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