Paolo Paoletti

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Balancing on a tightrope or a slackline is an example of a neuromechanical task where the whole body both drives and responds to the dynamics of the external environment, often on multiple timescales. Motivated by a range of neurophysiological observations, here we formulate a minimal model for this system and use optimal control theory to design a strategy(More)
The locomotion of many soft-bodied animals is driven by the propagation of rhythmic waves of contraction and extension along the body. These waves are classically attributed to globally synchronized periodic patterns in the nervous system embodied in a central pattern generator (CPG). However, in many primitive organisms such as earthworms and insect(More)
— The paper presents a new Atomic Force Mi-croscopy setup where the cantilever gets excited by a positive feedback loop containing a saturation function. The proposed scheme can be easily modeled and analyzed in the frequency domain using harmonic balance techniques. In imaging applications , we show that an additional controller for the saturation(More)
Competing interests: The authors declare that no competing interests exist. Copyright Pehlevan et al. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited. Abstract Locomotion in an organism is a consequence of the(More)
— Networks of dynamical systems are widespread both in nature and in technology applications, but the interplay between the node dynamics, their interconnections and the macroscopic behavior is still not completely understood. In fact, the intrinsically large dimension of the phase space of such networks represents the main obstacle for their analysis and(More)
(48 articles) biocomplexity Articles on similar topics can be found in the following collections Email alerting service here right-hand corner of the article or click Receive free email alerts when new articles cite this article-sign up in the box at the top Balancing on a tightrope or a slackline is an example of a neuromechanical task where the whole body(More)