The Computational Problem of Motor Control

Unknown author (1983-05-01)

We review some computational aspects of motor control. The problem of trajectory control is phrased in terms of an efficient representation of the operator connecting joint angles to joint torques. Efficient look-up table solutions of the inverse dynamics are related to some results on the decomposition of function of many variables. In a biological perspective, we emphasize the importance of the constraints coming from the properties of the biological hardware for determining the solution to the inverse dynamic problem.