[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Frontiers Research Topic on Biological and Robotic Inter-Limb Coordination

Poramate Manoonpong poma at mmmi.sdu.dk
Mon Mar 30 07:54:37 PDT 2020

Research Topic on Biological and Robotic Inter-Limb Coordination

The goal of this Research Topic is to consolidate topics related to “Biological and Robotic Inter-limb Coordination”, in order to encourage the acceleration of collaborative approaches between the fields of biology and robotics. This Frontiers Research Topic solicits research articles on recent results in both biology and robotics with respect to experiment, measurement, analysis, design, control, and development towards a fuller understanding of the inter-limb coordination mechanism in animals.

This includes:
• Neural and behavioral measurements in animals
• Comparative physiology
• Analytic and synthetic approaches
• Novel methodology using deep neural network algorithms
• Embodied Intelligence (Embodiment)
• Centralized and decentralized control
• Modeling and implementation of neural circuit in animals, e.g., central pattern generators (CPGs)
• Soft robotics
• Bio-hybrid system
• Bio-hacking technology

A Research Topic works as a Journal Special Issue, therefore it welcomes contributions in the form of Original Research, Reviews, Methods, Perspectives, and Hypothesis and Theory article types.

Submission Deadlines:
19 June 2020                Abstract
08 September 2020     Manuscript

Please note that the review process will start immediately after the manuscript submission, therefore accepted papers may appear online also before the submission deadline.

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Animals on the Earth have evolved to counteract the effect of gravity, negotiate terrestrial ground, and locomote more efficiently for predation and survival. Locomotion is thus one of the fundamental functions of life. Through many cycles of evolutionary selection pressure, vertebrates and invertebrates have acquired sophisticated locomotor skills, exhibiting resilient and flexible locomotion in response to changes in body morphology, environment, and context by coordinating leg movements, i.e., inter-limb coordination. Thus, understanding the inter-limb coordination mechanism is both essential for understanding the locomotive mechanism in legged animals and useful for establishing design principles for legged robots that can reproduce flexible and efficient locomotion resembling that exhibited in animals.Understanding the principles of legged locomotion is a goal shared among biologists and robotics engineers, who have struggled to build multi-legged robots that can exhibit ada

Participating Journals
Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Computational Intelligence in Robotics

Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

Frontiers in Neurorobotics

Guest Editors
Dai Owaki, Tohoku University, Japan
Poramate Manoonpong, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Amir Ayali, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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