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Beitrag (Sammelband oder Tagungsband)
L. Patane, T. Hoinville, H. Cruse, M. Schilling, A. Drimus, P. Arena, Ch.J. Dallmann, T. Krause, R. Strauss, A. Schneider, V. Dürr, J. Paskarbeit, A. Vitanza, Stefan Mátéfi-Tempfli, J. Schmitz
Integrative Biomimetics of Autonomous Hexapedal Locomotion
Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) [November 3-8, 2019; Macau, China]
Despite substantial advances in many different fields of neurorobotics in general, and biomimetic robots in particular, a key challenge is the integration of concepts: to collate and combine research on disparate and conceptually disjunct research areas in the neurosciences and engineering sciences. We claim that the development of suitable robotic integration platforms is of particular relevance to make such integration of concepts work in practice. Here, we provide an example for a hexapod robotic integration platform for autonomous locomotion. In a sequence of six focus sections dealing with aspects of intelligent, embodied motor control in insects and multipedal robots—ranging from compliant actuation, distributed proprioception and control of multiple legs, the formation of internal representations to the use of an internal body model—we introduce the walking robot HECTOR as a research platform for integrative biomimetics of hexapedal locomotion. Owing to its 18 highly sensorized, compliant actuators, light-weight exoskeleton, distributed and expandable hardware architecture, and an appropriate dynamic simulation framework, HECTOR offers many opportunities to integrate research effort across biomimetics research on actuation, sensory-motor feedback, inter-leg coordination, and cognitive abilities such as motion planning and learning of its own body size.
Hochschulleitung und -einrichtungen
N. Venter, Robert Rossberger, D. Krause, T. Joubert, K. Dowdeswell
Assessment center practices in South Africa
International Journal of Selection and Assessment, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 262-275
Despite the popularity of assessment centers (AC) in South Africa, no recent study exists that describes AC practices in that region. Given this research gap, we conducted a survey study that analyzes the development, execution, and evaluation of ACs in N=43 South African organizations. We report findings regarding AC design, job analysis and job requirements assessed, target groups and positions of the participants after the AC, number and kind of exercises used, additional diagnostic methods used, assessors and characteristics considered in constitution of the assessor pool, observational systems and rotation plan, characteristics, contents, and methods of assessor training, types of information provided to participants, data integration process, use of self- and peer-rating, characteristics of the feedback process, and features after the AC. Finally, we compare the results with professional suggestions to identify pros and cons in current South African AC practices and offer suggestions for improvement.