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Ab-initio treatment of noncollinear spin systems within the atomic-sphere approximation and beyond

Grotheer, O., Ederer, C., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 62, pages: 5601-5608, 2000 (article)

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On-line learning for humanoid robot systems

Conradt, J., Tevatia, G., Vijayakumar, S., Schaal, S.

In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2000), 1, pages: 191-198, Stanford, CA, 2000, clmc (inproceedings)

Abstract
Humanoid robots are high-dimensional movement systems for which analytical system identification and control methods are insufficient due to unknown nonlinearities in the system structure. As a way out, supervised learning methods can be employed to create model-based nonlinear controllers which use functions in the control loop that are estimated by learning algorithms. However, internal models for humanoid systems are rather high-dimensional such that conventional learning algorithms would suffer from slow learning speed, catastrophic interference, and the curse of dimensionality. In this paper we explore a new statistical learning algorithm, locally weighted projection regression (LWPR), for learning internal models in real-time. LWPR is a nonparametric spatially localized learning system that employs the less familiar technique of partial least squares regression to represent functional relationships in a piecewise linear fashion. The algorithm can work successfully in very high dimensional spaces and detect irrelevant and redundant inputs while only requiring a computational complexity that is linear in the number of input dimensions. We demonstrate the application of the algorithm in learning two classical internal models of robot control, the inverse kinematics and the inverse dynamics of an actual seven degree-of-freedom anthropomorphic robot arm. For both examples, LWPR can achieve excellent real-time learning results from less than one hour of actual training data.

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Humanoid Robot DB

Kotosaka, S., Shibata, T., Schaal, S.

In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Automation (ICMA2000), pages: 21-26, 2000, clmc (inproceedings)

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Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect

Fearing, R. S., Chiang, K. H., Dickinson, M. H., Pick, D., Sitti, M., Yan, J.

In Robotics and Automation, 2000. Proceedings. ICRA’00. IEEE International Conference on, 2, pages: 1509-1516, 2000 (inproceedings)

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Is d-Al-Cu-Co a random tiling?

Zeger, G., Plachke, D., Carstanjen, H. D., Trebin, H. R.

{Materials Science and Engineering A}, 294, pages: 291-294, 2000 (article)

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Nonlinear magnetoelastic coupling coefficients in Fe from an ab-initio calculation

Komelj, M., Fähnle, M.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 220, pages: L 7-L 12, 2000 (article)

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Current densities in low-angle grain boundaries of YBCO

Albrecht, J., Warthmann, R., Leonhardt, S., Kronmüller, H.

{Physica C}, 341-348, pages: 1459-1460, 2000 (article)

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The hydrogen desorption kinetics of Pd-coated LaNi5-type films

Cuevas, F., Hirscher, M.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 313, pages: 269-275, 2000 (article)

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The structure of the trihydride GdH3

Ellner, M., Reule, H., Mittemeijer, E. J.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 309, pages: 127-131, 2000 (article)

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Corrosion resistance of the vacuum arc deposited Ti, TiN and TiO2 coatings on large area glass substrates

Vershinin, N., Filonov, K., Straumal, B., Gust, W., Dimitriou, R., Kovalev, A., Camacho, J.

{Surface and Coatings Technology}, 125, pages: 223-228, 2000 (article)

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Is the insulator-metal transition in perovskites associated with the bulk magnetic phase transition?

Baszynski, J., Walz, F., Tolinski, T.

{Sensors and Actuators}, 81, pages: 37-39, 2000 (article)

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Correlated molecular-field theory of amorphous ferromagnets and the Gibbs free energy

Fähnle, M.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 210, pages: L 1-L 4, 2000 (article)

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Pinning mechanism of vortices at antiphase boundaries in YBa2Cu3O7-δ

Jooss, C., Warthmann, R., Kronmüller, H.

{Physical Review B}, 61, pages: 12433-12446, 2000 (article)

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Critical behaviour of V2H in a defective near-surface skin layer

Trenkler, J., Moss, S. C., Reichert, H., Paniago, R., Gebhardt, U., Carstanjen, H. D., Metzger, T. H., Peisl, J.

In Exploration of Subsurface Phenomena by Particle Scattering, pages: 155-164, International Advanced Studies Institute IASI Press, North East/MD, 2000 (incollection)

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Spectral distribution of activation energies in YBa2Cu3O7-δthin films

Warthmann, R., Albrecht, J., Kronmüller, H., Joos, C.

{Physical Review B}, 62, pages: 15226-15229, 2000 (article)

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Ab-initio calculation of the formation and migration energies for Monovacancies in Mg

Krimmel, H., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 62, pages: 5489-5491, 2000 (article)

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Controlled pushing of nanoparticles: modeling and experiments

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics, 5(2):199-211, IEEE, 2000 (article)

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Investigation of strain softening of icosahedral AlPdMn single quasicrystals

Brunner, D., Plachke, D., Carstanjen, H. D.

{Physica Status Solidi (A)}, 177, pages: 203-217, 2000 (article)

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Formation and evolution of the transverse anisotropy with nanocrystallization in amorphous Fe73.5CuNb3Si13.5B9 ribbons

Guo, H. Q., Kronmüller, H., Dragon, T., Cheng, Z. H., Shen, B. G.

{Physical Review}, 62, pages: 5760-5764, 2000 (article)

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Deflection of 32.8 TeV/c fully stripped Pb ions by means of a bent Si crystal

Biino, C., Clement, M., Doble, N., Elsener, K., Gatignon, L., Grafström, P., Herr, W., Keppler, P., Major, J., Mikkelsen, U., Taratin, A., Velasco, M.

{Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B}, 160, pages: 536-543, 2000 (article)

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Replacing muons by protons: polarized beam NMR

Schüth, J., Eversheim, P., Herzog, P., Maier, K., Majer, G., Meyer, P., Roduner, E.

{Physica B}, 289-290, pages: 672-675, 2000 (article)

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Charge transport mechanisms in single crystalline yttrium iron garnet as resolved by magnetic relaxation

Walz, F., Torres, L., Iñiguez, J., Kronmüller, H.

{Physica Status Solidi (A)}, 180, pages: 507-522, 2000 (article)

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Theory of self-diffusion in alkali metals I. Results for monovacancies in Li, Na, and K

Schott, V., Fähnle, M., Madden, P. A.

{Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter}, 12, pages: 1171-1194, 2000 (article)

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Theory of self-diffusion in alkali metals II. The influence of divacancies in Li

Schott, V., Fähnle, M., Madden, P. A.

{Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter}, 12, pages: 1195-1198, 2000 (article)

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Decay kinetics of nonequilibrium Al-Si solid solutions

Sluchanko, N. E., Glushkov, V. V., Demishev, S. V., Kondrin, M. V., Ischenko, T. V., Gust, W., Brazhkin, V. V., Straumal, B. B., Bruynseraede, Y., Moshchalkov, V. V.

{Physical Review B}, 61, pages: 6019-6027, 2000 (article)

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Vacuum arc deposition of Ti coatings

Straumal, B., Gust, W., Vershinin, N., Dimitriou, R., Rabkin, E.

{Surface and Coatings Technology}, 125, pages: 157-160, 2000 (article)

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Internal friction in Ni-rich B2-NiAl

Brossmann, U., Hirscher, M., Schaible, D., Kronmüller, H.

{Scripta Materialia}, 42, pages: 1193-1197, 2000 (article)

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Spectral distribution of activation energies in YBa2Cu3O7-δthin films

Warthmann, R., Albrecht, J., Kronmüller, H., Joos, C.

{Physical Review B}, 62, pages: 15226-15229, 2000 (article)

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Pre-treatment of large area strips with the aid of a high power hall current accelerator

Vershinin, N., Dimitriou, R., Benmalek, M., Straumal, B., Gust, W., Vivas, J., Shulga, J.

{Surface and Coatings Technology}, 125, pages: 35-39, 2000 (article)

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1999


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Engineering Support Vector Machine Kernels That Recognize Translation Initiation Sites in DNA

Zien, A., Rätsch, G., Mika, S., Schölkopf, B., Lemmen, C., Smola, A., Lengauer, T., Müller, K.

In German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB 1999), October 1999 (inproceedings)

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In order to extract protein sequences from nucleotide sequences, it is an important step to recognize points from which regions encoding pro­ teins start, the so­called translation initiation sites (TIS). This can be modeled as a classification prob­ lem. We demonstrate the power of support vector machines (SVMs) for this task, and show how to suc­ cessfully incorporate biological prior knowledge by engineering an appropriate kernel function.

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Tele-touch feedback of surfaces at the micro/nano scale: Modeling and experiments

Sitti, M., Horighuchi, S., Hashimoto, H.

In Intelligent Robots and Systems, 1999. IROS’99. Proceedings. 1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2, pages: 882-888, 1999 (inproceedings)

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Challenge to micro/nanomanipulation using atomic force microscope

Hashimoto, H., Sitti, M.

In Micromechatronics and Human Science, 1999. MHS’99. Proceedings of 1999 International Symposium on, pages: 35-42, 1999 (inproceedings)

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< 研究速報>(< 小特集> マイクロマシン)

Sitti, M., 橋本秀紀,

生産研究, 51(8):651-653, 東京大学, 1999 (article)

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Visualization interface for AFM-based nano-manipulation

Horiguchi, S., Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

In Industrial Electronics, 1999. ISIE’99. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on, 1, pages: 310-315, 1999 (inproceedings)

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Micro/Nano Manipulation Using Atomic Force Microscope.

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

生産研究, 51(8):651-653, 東京大学生産技術研究所, 1999 (article)

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Is imitation learning the route to humanoid robots?

Schaal, S.

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3(6):233-242, 1999, clmc (article)

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This review will focus on two recent developments in artificial intelligence and neural computation: learning from imitation and the development of humanoid robots. It will be postulated that the study of imitation learning offers a promising route to gain new insights into mechanisms of perceptual motor control that could ultimately lead to the creation of autonomous humanoid robots. This hope is justified because imitation learning channels research efforts towards three important issues: efficient motor learning, the connection between action and perception, and modular motor control in form of movement primitives. In order to make these points, first, a brief review of imitation learning will be given from the view of psychology and neuroscience. In these fields, representations and functional connections between action and perception have been explored that contribute to the understanding of motor acts of other beings. The recent discovery that some areas in the primate brain are active during both movement perception and execution provided a first idea of the possible neural basis of imitation. Secondly, computational approaches to imitation learning will be described, initially from the perspective of traditional AI and robotics, and then with a focus on neural network models and statistical learning research. Parallels and differences between biological and computational approaches to imitation will be highlighted. The review will end with an overview of current projects that actually employ imitation learning for humanoid robots.

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Tele-nanorobotics 2-d manipulation of micro/nanoparticles using afm

Sitti, M., Horiguchi, S., Hashimoto, H.

In Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 1999. Proceedings. 1999 IEEE/ASME International Conference on, pages: 786-786, 1999 (inproceedings)

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Virtual Reality-Based Teleoperation in the Micro/Nano World.

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

生産研究, 51(8):654-656, 東京大学生産技術研究所, 1999 (article)

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Two-dimensional fine particle positioning using a piezoresistive cantilever as a micro/nano-manipulator

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

In Robotics and Automation, 1999. Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on, 4, pages: 2729-2735, 1999 (inproceedings)

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Teleoperated nano scale object manipulation

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

Recent Advances on Mechatronics, pages: 322-335, Singapore: Springer-Verlag, 1999 (article)

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Nonparametric regression for learning nonlinear transformations

Schaal, S.

In Prerational Intelligence in Strategies, High-Level Processes and Collective Behavior, 2, pages: 595-621, (Editors: Ritter, H.;Cruse, H.;Dean, J.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, clmc (inbook)

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Information processing in animals and artificial movement systems consists of a series of transformations that map sensory signals to intermediate representations, and finally to motor commands. Given the physical and neuroanatomical differences between individuals and the need for plasticity during development, it is highly likely that such transformations are learned rather than pre-programmed by evolution. Such self-organizing processes, capable of discovering nonlinear dependencies between different groups of signals, are one essential part of prerational intelligence. While neural network algorithms seem to be the natural choice when searching for solutions for learning transformations, this paper will take a more careful look at which types of neural networks are actually suited for the requirements of an autonomous learning system. The approach that we will pursue is guided by recent developments in learning theory that have linked neural network learning to well established statistical theories. In particular, this new statistical understanding has given rise to the development of neural network systems that are directly based on statistical methods. One family of such methods stems from nonparametric regression. This paper will compare nonparametric learning with the more widely used parametric counterparts in a non technical fashion, and investigate how these two families differ in their properties and their applicabilities. We will argue that nonparametric neural networks offer a set of characteristics that make them a very promising candidate for on-line learning in autonomous system.

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Segmentation of endpoint trajectories does not imply segmented control

Sternad, D., Schaal, D.

Experimental Brain Research, 124(1):118-136, 1999, clmc (article)

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While it is generally assumed that complex movements consist of a sequence of simpler units, the quest to define these units of action, or movement primitives, still remains an open question. In this context, two hypotheses of movement segmentation of endpoint trajectories in 3D human drawing movements are re-examined: (1) the stroke-based segmentation hypothesis based on the results that the proportionality coefficient of the 2/3 power law changes discontinuously with each new â??strokeâ?, and (2) the segmentation hypothesis inferred from the observation of piecewise planar endpoint trajectories of 3D drawing movements. In two experiments human subjects performed a set of elliptical and figure-8 patterns of different sizes and orientations using their whole arm in 3D. The kinematic characteristics of the endpoint trajectories and the seven joint angles of the arm were analyzed. While the endpoint trajectories produced similar segmentation features as reported in the literature, analyses of the joint angles show no obvious segmentation but rather continuous oscillatory patterns. By approximating the joint angle data of human subjects with sinusoidal trajectories, and by implementing this model on a 7-degree-of-freedom anthropomorphic robot arm, it is shown that such a continuous movement strategy can produce exactly the same features as observed by the above segmentation hypotheses. The origin of this apparent segmentation of endpoint trajectories is traced back to the nonlinear transformations of the forward kinematics of human arms. The presented results demonstrate that principles of discrete movement generation may not be reconciled with those of rhythmic movement as easily as has been previously suggested, while the generalization of nonlinear pattern generators to arm movements can offer an interesting alternative to approach the question of units of action.

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1998


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Programmable pattern generators

Schaal, S., Sternad, D.

In 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Neuroscience, pages: 48-51, Research Triangle Park, NC, Oct. 24-28, October 1998, clmc (inproceedings)

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This paper explores the idea to create complex human-like arm movements from movement primitives based on nonlinear attractor dynamics. Each degree-of-freedom of an arm is assumed to have two independent abilities to create movement, one through a discrete dynamic system, and one through a rhythmic system. The discrete system creates point-to-point movements based on internal or external target specifications. The rhythmic system can add an additional oscillatory movement relative to the current position of the discrete system. In the present study, we develop appropriate dynamic systems that can realize the above model, motivate the particular choice of the systems from a biological and engineering point of view, and present simulation results of the performance of such movement primitives. Implementation results on a Sarcos Dexterous Arm are discussed.

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SVMs — a practical consequence of learning theory

Schölkopf, B.

IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications, 13(4):18-21, July 1998 (article)

Abstract
My first exposure to Support Vector Machines came this spring when heard Sue Dumais present impressive results on text categorization using this analysis technique. This issue's collection of essays should help familiarize our readers with this interesting new racehorse in the Machine Learning stable. Bernhard Scholkopf, in an introductory overview, points out that a particular advantage of SVMs over other learning algorithms is that it can be analyzed theoretically using concepts from computational learning theory, and at the same time can achieve good performance when applied to real problems. Examples of these real-world applications are provided by Sue Dumais, who describes the aforementioned text-categorization problem, yielding the best results to date on the Reuters collection, and Edgar Osuna, who presents strong results on application to face detection. Our fourth author, John Platt, gives us a practical guide and a new technique for implementing the algorithm efficiently.

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Prior knowledge in support vector kernels

Schölkopf, B., Simard, P., Smola, A., Vapnik, V.

In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10, pages: 640-646 , (Editors: M Jordan and M Kearns and S Solla ), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Eleventh Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing (NIPS), June 1998 (inproceedings)

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From regularization operators to support vector kernels

Smola, A., Schölkopf, B.

In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10, pages: 343-349, (Editors: M Jordan and M Kearns and S Solla), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, 11th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing (NIPS), June 1998 (inproceedings)

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Learning view graphs for robot navigation

Franz, M., Schölkopf, B., Mallot, H., Bülthoff, H.

Autonomous Robots, 5(1):111-125, March 1998 (article)

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We present a purely vision-based scheme for learning a topological representation of an open environment. The system represents selected places by local views of the surrounding scene, and finds traversable paths between them. The set of recorded views and their connections are combined into a graph model of the environment. To navigate between views connected in the graph, we employ a homing strategy inspired by findings of insect ethology. In robot experiments, we demonstrate that complex visual exploration and navigation tasks can thus be performed without using metric information.

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