Skin & muscles: The basic wet-ware for sensory-motor control

D. De Rossi*, G. Casalino, P. Morasso, F. A. Mussa Ivaldi

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The human sensory-motor system is strongly dependent upon the spring-like properties of muscles. In this context we investigated a parallel, distributed architecture that exploits the elastic potential energy stored by muscles and we studied methods of learning dynamics via repeated trials. It is argued that a significant contribution may come from studies concerned with analogs of human muscles and human skin, what may be called a basic wet-ware because it is based on liquid - state physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332
Number of pages1
JournalNeural Networks
Issue number1 SUPPL
StatePublished - 1988
EventInternational Neural Network Society 1988 First Annual Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 6 1988Sep 10 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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