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New Approach to Manipulator Control: The Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller (CMAC)1

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Author(s)

James S. Albus

Abstract

CMAC is an adaptive system by which control functions for many degrees of freedom operating simultaneously can be computed by referring to a table rather than by mathematical solution of simultaneous equations. CMAC combines input commands and feedback variables into an input vector which is used to address a memory where the appropriate output variables are stored. Each address consists of a set of physically memory locations, the arithmetic sum of whose contents is the value of the stored variable. The CMAC memory addressing algorithm takes advantage of the continuous nature of the control function in a way which promises to make it possible to store the necessary data in a physical memory of practical size.
Citation
Transactions of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems

Keywords

Brain Models & Neural Nets

Citation

Albus, J. (1975), New Approach to Manipulator Control: The Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller (CMAC)1, Transactions of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820151 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created September 30, 1975, Updated June 2, 2021