Soft Robots that Mimic the Neuromusculoskeletal System
In motor control studies, the question on which parameters human beings and animals control through their nervous system has been extensively explored and discussed, and several hypotheses proposed. It is widely acknowledged that useful inputs in this problem could be provided by developing artificial replication of the neuromusculoskeletal system, to experiment different motor control hypothesis. In this paper we present such device, which reproduces many of the characteristics of an agonistic-antagonistic muscular pair acting on a joint.
KeywordsEquilibrium Position Nonlinear Spring External Torque Threshold Length Link Position
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