Neural networks for control of posture and locomotion

James Abbas

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3 Scopus citations


Neural network algorithms have recently been used in a wide variety of control systems applications. In some applications, neural network components are used in place of other control system components in a standard control system configuration - e.g., neural networks have been used as inverse system models in direct inverse control. In other applications, neural network components have been used in somewhat non-standard control system configurations, such as configurations that are based on the structure of neurophysiological control systems. An important example is the use of neural network pattern generators for the control of locomotion. This paper presents a review our work and the work of others in applying neural networks for the control of posture and locomotion. In our work, we are using neural networks to control locomotion and posture in individuals with spinal cord injury using functional neuromuscular stimulation. Our approach is similar to that of others whose applications cover a range of activities from basic science investigations of motor control systems to controlling locomotion of hexapod robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference. Part 3 (of 6) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Jun 4 1997Jun 6 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference. Part 3 (of 6)
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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