Simulation of Optimal Movements Using the Minimum-Muscle-Tension-Change Model

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 4 (NIPS 1991)

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Menashe Dornay, Yoji Uno, Mitsuo Kawato, Ryoji Suzuki


This work discusses various optimization techniques which were proposed in models for controlling arm movements. In particular, the minimum-muscle-tension-change model is investigated. A dynamic simulator of the monkey's arm, including seventeen single and double joint muscles, is utilized to generate horizontal hand movements. The hand trajectories produced by this algorithm are discussed.