Workshops address current and future topics in the field of SICE. All SICE 2011 attendees are welcome to attend any of the workshops. Prior registration is required via website.
- Tutorial Workshop I (9/13: 9:30-16:30)
Title: SICE 2011 OpenRTM-aist Tutorial
Lectures: Geoffrey BIGGS, Tetsuo KOTOKU, et.al., AIST, Japan
- Tutorial Workshop II (9/13, 13:30-16:30)
Title: Dynamics and Control of Biological Oscillations
Speaker: Tetsuya Iwasaki, University of California, Los Angeles
Attendees are asked to register the workshops in advance so that sufficient materials and seating are allocated. Workshops registration can be performed online as part of the conference registration process, where full or student conference registration is required.
Note: Late or on-site registration may not guarantee materials and seating.
Tutorial Workshop I (9/13: 9:30-16:30)
SICE 2011 OpenRTM-aist Tutorial
Geoffrey BIGGS, Tetsuo KOTOKU, et.al., AIST, Japan
A tutorial about OpenRTM-aist is planned as a full-day tutorial of SICE2011. This full-day tutorial will consist of a series of talks covering several topics concerning RT-Middleware, OpenRTM-aist and development of robot software using these technologies. RT-Middleware is a framework design for distributed intelligent systems. The core concept of RT-Middleware is the RT-Component, a software component that conforms to a known interface style for interaction with the framework. OMG issued the "Robot Technology Component Specification" in April 2008, and it is available in public on the OMG website.
The objective of the tutorial is to provide you (robotics researchers and robotics professionals) with information about OpenRTM-aist robot software development, and to hold discussions about the Robot Technology (RT) Middleware software framework for robotics and the similar and preceding activities around the world. OpenRTM-aist is available at http://www.openrtm.org/.
Since this tutorial includes hands on practice, the number of participants is limited to 30 people. The participants need to bring their own PC. Please visit the following site for the detail. http://www.openrtm.org/openrtm/en/node/1638
Tutorial Workshop II (9/13, 13:30-16:30)
Dynamics and Control of Biological Oscillations
Tetsuya Iwasaki, University of California, Los Angeles
Oscillations are often observed in nature at multiple levels, and form a basis for sustained operation of various functionalities. The objective of this workshop is to introduce biological principles for coordinated oscillations to the control engineering community, and to provide a tutorial overview of recent developments on the analysis and design of dynamical mechanisms for oscillations, inspired by biological control systems. A particular focus will be placed on rhythmic body movements observed in animal locomotion, controlled by neuronal circuits called central pattern generators (CPGs). An introduction to biological oscillations will be given first through an example of undulatory swimming. Biological mechanisms for locomotion will be mathematically formalized by viewing rhythmic movements as a limit cycle resulting from dynamic interactions of a CPG, body, and environment. We then discuss a neuronal pattern formation problem, where it is examined how the interconnection structure within a CPG relates to the oscillation profile. A biomechanical pattern formation problem is also discussed, where an optimal periodic body motion (or gait) is sought to minimize a quadratic cost function while maintaining a prescribed locomotion velocity.
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