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Marion Gerhardt
04-28-1997, 05:18 PM

I. International Conference on Motion Systems
September 29 - 30, 1997

Aktuators Keynotespeaker: D. Stegeman, Nijmegen

The striated muscle can be understood as a serial and parallel arrangement of
microactuators. Arrangement, mechanical connection and control should be
intimately related. Similarly macroscopic drives can be built by
cascadation of
technical microsystems.

Functional Morphology of Musculature Organizer: V. Wank, Jena
Description of the muscle morphology including microstructure, fibre
arrangement, curvature innervation, fibre types, etc..

Muscle Activity Organizer: H. Chr.. Scholle, Jena
Characterisation of muscle activity using various methods such as needle EMG,
surface EMG, and Mapping of motounits. Identification of activation patterns.

>From Muscles to technical Actuators Organizer: E. Kallenbach, Ilmenau
By cascading microactuators linear drives which might be useful in the
field of
robotics and orthopedies can be constructed. Actuators may range from
electrostatic devices to active polymers.

Joints Keynotespeaker: L. Blankevoort, Nijmegen

Joints are flexible links between moving parts. Obviously, biological joints
differ considerably from classical joints known from mechanical engineering.
Once we better understand the general and special function of joints in
we may use some of the principles in technical systems.

Functional Morphology of Joints Organizer: C. Schilling, Ilmenau
Joints in animals are not sufficiently characterized by terms like hinge
or ball
joints. They are complicated elements where for example the moment arms for
muscles, the ranges of active and passive mobility, and the possibilities of
damping are defined.

>From animal Joints to technical Joints Organizer: G. Christen, Ilmenau
It may be, that a moving axis of rotation or a compliant stop can also be of
advantage tor technical systems. Joints constructed just by a local change of
material properties as used by small animals may be especially useful for

Motion Systems Keynotespeaker: F. Pfeiffer, Mnchen

Joints and drives are just two elements of active multibody systems. The
performance of the total system in different tasks is defined by a complex
arrangement and tuning of such elements and by an intelligent control.

Evolution of Motion Systems Organizer: M. Fischer, Jena
Movement systems are always developed from precursors. Understanding their
present layout requires the consideration of the historical context.

Kinetics of Movement in Humans and Animals Organizer: R. Blickhan, Jena
Due to the recent development in experimental and numerical techniques animal
movements can be registrated and simulated in much detail.

Movement Systems from Animals to Technical Vehicles and Robots
Organizer. K. Zimmermann, Ilmenau
Technical systems such as walking machines and robotarms mimic to some extent
animal systems. We begin to understand the advantages of the use of compliant
systems. The construction of machines with biological properties requires the
development of suitable tools.
(This session is put together with session 1 of III. Workshop of the GTBB)

III. WORKSHOP of the Society for Technical Biology and Bionics,
October 1, 1997

Session 1
Movement Systems from Animals to Technical Vehicles and Robots
(see I. International Conference on Motion Systems, Motion Systems,
Session 3)

Session 2
Control of Movement Organizer: B. Mhl, Saarbrcken
>From the very beginning the field of the cybernetics has profited from studies
on animals. Neuronal networks, entailing properties found in natural
systems are
increasingly used to control technical movement systems.

Session 3
Movement in Fluids Organizer: R. Bannasch, Berlin
Animals have developed ingenious ways to cope with the difficult task to move
within a fluid. Detailed and systematic investigations of animals have
led to
discoveries relevant for technical systems.

Session 4
Biological and technical Sensors Organizer: C. Schilling, Ilmenau
Repeatedly, it has been found, that animal sensory systems surpass our
instruments. Examples are sensor systems which register single molecules, and
physical parameters such as charge distributions.

II. BIOMECHANIC WORKSHOP of the Studygroup Morphology
October 2, 1997

Session 1
Biomechanics of Mechanoreception Organizer: H. Bleckmann, Bonn

Receptors sensitive to mechanical stimuli such as touch, force, strain,
substrate vibrations, acoustic waves and fluid velocity are widespread in
Stimulus transformation can be achieved by placement of sensors, by properties
and arrangement of mechanical elements of individual sensors, etc..
a wide range of information is captured by an intelligent monitoring of

Session 2
Functional Morphology of Motion Systems Organizer: A. Kesel, Saarbrcken

In this session special zoological and functional morphological topics
complementary to issues covered in parallel workshops should be addressed and
illuminate motion systems from a zoological perspective.
Cytomechanical investigations shed light onto strategies to change shape and
place at cellular level. In soft bodied invertebrates complex arrangements of
muscles and tissues are found, allowing digging, swimming, climbing and
creeping. By coping with special environments such as water, mud, and air
animals developed special modes of locomotion, feeding, and ventilation.
Movements not dedicated to locomotion such as waving for communication and
scratching impose special requirements to the appendages.



I. International Conference on Motion Systems (INK)
Jena, September 29 - 30, 1997
II. Workshop of the Society for Technical Biology and Bionics (GTBB)
October 1, 1997
II. Workshop of the Studygroup Morphology of the DZG
October 2, 1997

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