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A computational model of human table tennis for robot application


Conference Paper


Table tennis is a difficult motor skill which requires all basic components of a general motor skill learning system. In order to get a step closer to such a generic approach to the automatic acquisition and refinement of table tennis, we study table tennis from a human motor control point of view. We make use of the basic models of discrete human movement phases, virtual hitting points, and the operational timing hypothesis. Using these components, we create a computational model which is aimed at reproducing human-like behavior. We verify the functionality of this model in a physically realistic simulation of a BarrettWAM.

Author(s): Mülling, K. and Peters, J.
Book Title: AMS 2009
Journal: Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009: 21. Fachgespr{\"a}ch
Pages: 57-64
Year: 2009
Month: December
Day: 0
Editors: Dillmann, R. , J. Beyerer, C. Stiller, M. Z{\"o}llner, T. Gindele
Publisher: Springer

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10284-4_8
Event Name: Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009
Event Place: Karlsruhe, Germany

Address: Berlin, Germany
Digital: 0
Language: en
Organization: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
School: Biologische Kybernetik

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  title = {A computational model of human table tennis for robot application},
  author = {M{\"u}lling, K. and Peters, J.},
  journal = {Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009: 21. Fachgespr{\"a}ch},
  booktitle = {AMS 2009},
  pages = {57-64},
  editors = {Dillmann, R. , J. Beyerer, C. Stiller, M. Z{\"o}llner, T. Gindele},
  publisher = {Springer},
  organization = {Max-Planck-Gesellschaft},
  school = {Biologische Kybernetik},
  address = {Berlin, Germany},
  month = dec,
  year = {2009},
  month_numeric = {12}