Biological Cybernetics

, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp 519–526 | Cite as

A neuron-like network with the ability to learn coordinated movement patterns

  • Uwe Müller-Wilm


A model calculation is presented simulating the coordinated interaction between the walking legs of a multi-legged animal. The neural network consists of separate modules with oscillatory capabilities. It has the ability to adjust the necessary parameters for producing a coordinated interaction between the modules in a self-organizing fashion. Some sort of reinforcement comparison learning is used to train the network. It starts oscillations in a completely uncoupled state. After about 100 learning steps, the generation of a stable alternating pattern is usually terminated. Then, the network is able to maintain synchronization, even when disturbances are applied to single agents or to the network as a whole.


Neural Network Model Calculation Single Agent Movement Pattern Separate Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Müller-Wilm
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  1. 1.Abteilung für Biologische Kybernetik, Theoretische BiologieUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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