The Playful Machine

Theoretical Foundation and Practical Realization of Self-Organizing Robots

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ISBN: 978-3-642-20252-0 (Print) 978-3-642-20253-7 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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    Pages 1-8

    Introduction

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    Pages 9-21

    Self-Organization in Nature and Machines

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    Pages 23-58

    The Sensorimotor Loop

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    Pages 59-74

    Principles of Self-Regulation — Homeostasis

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    Pages 75-106

    A General Approach to Self-Organization — Homeokinesis

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    Pages 107-125

    From Fixed-Point Flows to Hysteresis Oscillators

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    Pages 127-151

    Symmetries, Resonances, and Second Order Hysteresis

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    Pages 153-182

    Low Dimensional Robotic Systems

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    Pages 183-200

    Model Learning

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    Pages 201-221

    High-Dimensional Robotic Systems

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    Pages 223-234

    Facing the Unknown — Homeokinesis in a New Representation

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    Pages 235-242

    Guided Self-Organization — A First Realization

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    Pages 243-252

    Channeling Self-Organization

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    Pages 253-259

    Reward-Driven Self-Organization

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    Pages 261-291

    Algorithmic Implementation

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    Pages 293-308

    The LpzRobots Simulator

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    Pages 309-312

    Discussion and Perspectives

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