The aim of this conference is to bring together engineers and scientists who are concerned with motion of animals and robots. It is hoped that this conference will stimulate cross-fertilization of different disciplines involved in aspects of dynamic adaptation in locomoton and manipulation, and biologically inspired machine design. It amis at a promotion of the fundamentals as well as industrial applications.
Some topics of particular interest to guide prospective contributors are:
In this symposium, each role of skeleton(mechanism), muscle(actuator) and nervous(control) system in adaptive motion and relations between them will be discussed. Of couse, nervous system includes low level (generatin and control at spinal cord), medium level (adaptation at cerebellum), and high level (adaptation at cerebrum).