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C) Average horizontal component of the visual f ow correlated to each motor component (absolute value). (d) Turning speed of the robot as a function of both lateral amplitude difference ΔAlat and later phase offset difference Δφlat weights coupling the visual modality to the motor modality. 7 shows a graphical representation of these weights, illustrating the visual fl w correlated to each motor control parameter. Clearly, the neural architecture captures a significan correlation only between visual f ow and the motor parameter corresponding to lateral phase offset difference (Δφlat ).
Acknowledgments Special thanks go out to all of the past students and researchers who have contributed to Stiquito’s success and helped write the articles and text in the Stiquito “Body of Knowledge,” the books and articles. Some of the text in this chapter has appeared, in part, in the three Stiquito books. Stiquito is a registered trademark of Indiana University. References 1. : Stiquito Controlled! Wiley, Los Alamitos, CA (2005) 2. : Stiquito for robotics and embedded systems education. IEEE Computer Magazine 38, 77–81 (2005) 3.
3. Limb oscillators cannot oscillate at high frequencies, that is, they saturate and stop oscillating at high levels of drive. This provides a mechanism for automatically switching between walking and swimming when the drive is varied , 3 Salamandra Robotica: Amphibious Robot that Swims and Walks 39 and explains why swimming frequencies are systematically higher than walking frequencies [13, 16]. 4. For the same drive level, the intrinsic frequencies of the limb oscillators are lower than those of the body oscillators.