This book presents biologically inspired walking machines interacting with their physical environment. It describes how the designs of the morphology and the behavior control of walking machines can benefit from biological studies.
1.11 Computer Cable Wiring
CHAPTER 1. ASSEMBLY MANUAL
The double-headed modular plug cable supplied in the 6.270 kit is used to connect the board with VAXstation 3100 and DECstation 3100 computers. This cable has a normal modular plug on one end (this end plugs into the board) and a o-center-keyed plug on the other end (this end plugs into the computer). This section provides directions for building a cable to interface the 6.270 board with a VAXstation 2000 computer.
CHAPTER 7. IC MANUAL
IC was designed and implemented by Randy Sargent with the assistance of Fred Martin.
7.1 Getting Started
This section describes how to boot IC on the 6.270 board using the MIT Athena computer network. Commands that are typed to the computer are shown underlined for visibility. 1. Add the 6.270 directory to the execution path. Type the following command at the Unix prompt:
2. Plug the board into the computer. Using the modular phone cable, plug the modied end into the DEC or VAX's printer port (indicated by an icon of a computer printer).
Abstract Neural architectures have been proposed to navigate mobile robots within several environment definitions. In this paper a new neural modular constructive approach to navigate mobile robots in unknown environments is presented. The problem, in its basic form, consists of deﬁning and executing a trajectory to a predeﬁned goal while avoiding all obstacles, in an unknown environment. Some crucial issues arise when trying to solve this problem, such as an overﬂow of sensorial information and conﬂicting objectives.
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