This e-book presents a conceptual and computational framework to check how the worried procedure exploits the anatomical homes of limbs to provide mechanical functionality. The research of the neural keep an eye on of limbs has traditionally emphasised using optimization to discover strategies to the muscle redundancy challenge. that's, how does the worried method decide on a selected muscle coordination trend while the various muscle tissue of a limb let for a number of strategies?
I revisit this challenge from the rising point of view of neuromechanics that emphasizes discovering and enforcing households of possible suggestions, rather than a unmarried and distinctive optimum answer. these households of possible ideas emerge certainly from the interactions one of the possible neural instructions, anatomy of the limb, and constraints of the duty. Such substitute standpoint to the neural keep an eye on of limb functionality isn't just biologically believable, yet sheds mild at the so much principal tenets and debates within the fields of neural keep an eye on, robotics, rehabilitation, and brain-body co-evolutionary diversifications. this angle constructed from classes I taught to engineers and lifestyles scientists at Cornell collage and the college of Southern California, and is made attainable by means of combining primary strategies from mechanics, anatomy, arithmetic, robotics and neuroscience with advances within the box of computational geometry.
Fundamentals of Neuromechanics is meant for neuroscientists, roboticists, engineers, physicians, evolutionary biologists, athletes, and actual and occupational therapists looking to increase their figuring out of neuromechanics. for this reason, the tone is decidedly pedagogical, enticing, integrative, and functional to make it available to humans coming from a wide spectrum of disciplines. i try to tread the road among making the mathematical exposition available to lifestyles scientists, and bring the sweetness and complexity of neuroscience to engineers and computational scientists. whereas not anyone technique can desire to definitively get to the bottom of the $64000 questions in those comparable fields, i'm hoping to supply you with the elemental historical past and instruments to permit you to give a contribution to the rising box of neuromechanics.
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