Computers, Brains, and the Control of Movement

Unknown author (1982-06-01)

Many of the problems associated with the planning and execution of human arm trajectories are illuminated by planning and control strategies which have been developed for robotic manipulators. This comparison may provide explanations for the predominance of straight line trajectories in human reaching and pointing movements, the role of feedback during arm movement, as well as plausible compensatory mechanisms for arm dynamics.