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Arm Control for World's Largest Functional Brain Model

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Spaun, the world's largest functional model of the human brain, has a digital eye, which it uses for visual input, and a robotic arm that it uses to draw its responses. Having a realistic arm that behaves similarly to an actual arm, with appropriate muscle responses and arm segment lengths and mass, is important to getting human-like results.

Researchers attribute the success of the complex arm model to the symbolic computation power and model simplification capabilities of the modeling technology. The model led to highly efficient simulations of controller arms capable of interfacing with different control systems developed on several platforms.

This 30-minute webinar will go over current control algorithms being employed by the model, and their implementation on several complex arm models.

Speakers:

Travis DeWolf
Doctoral Candidate, Computational Neuroscience Research Centre
University of Waterloo

Paul Goossens
Vice President, Engineering Solution Services
Maplesoft

Click here to view webinar.