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Ab-initio modeling of nonlinear magnetoelastic coupling in epitaxial films

Komelj, M., Fähnle, M.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 272-276, pages: e1587-e1588, 2004 (article)

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Modern nanocrystalline/nanostructured hard magnetic materials

Kronmüller, H., Goll, D.

In 272-276, pages: e319-e320, Rome [Italy], 2004 (inproceedings)

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Modern nanostructured high-temperature permanent magnets

Goll, D., Kronmüller, H., Stadelmaier, H. H.

In Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Rare-Earth Magnets and their Applications, pages: 578-583, Laboratoire de Cristallographie/Laboratoire Louis Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, 2004 (inproceedings)

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A framework for learning biped locomotion with dynamic movement primitives

Nakanishi, J., Morimoto, J., Endo, G., Cheng, G., Schaal, S., Kawato, M.

In IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2004), IEEE, Los Angeles, CA: Nov.10-12, Santa Monica, CA, 2004, clmc (inproceedings)

Abstract
This article summarizes our framework for learning biped locomotion using dynamical movement primitives based on nonlinear oscillators. Our ultimate goal is to establish a design principle of a controller in order to achieve natural human-like locomotion. We suggest dynamical movement primitives as a central pattern generator (CPG) of a biped robot, an approach we have previously proposed for learning and encoding complex human movements. Demonstrated trajectories are learned through movement primitives by locally weighted regression, and the frequency of the learned trajectories is adjusted automatically by a frequency adaptation algorithm based on phase resetting and entrainment of coupled oscillators. Numerical simulations and experimental implementation on a physical robot demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed locomotion controller. Furthermore, we demonstrate that phase resetting contributes to robustness against external perturbations and environmental changes by numerical simulations and experiments.

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Learning Motor Primitives with Reinforcement Learning

Peters, J., Schaal, S.

In Proceedings of the 11th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechJSNC:2004.poster020, 2004, clmc (inproceedings)

Abstract
One of the major challenges in action generation for robotics and in the understanding of human motor control is to learn the "building blocks of move- ment generation," or more precisely, motor primitives. Recently, Ijspeert et al. [1, 2] suggested a novel framework how to use nonlinear dynamical systems as motor primitives. While a lot of progress has been made in teaching these mo- tor primitives using supervised or imitation learning, the self-improvement by interaction of the system with the environment remains a challenging problem. In this poster, we evaluate different reinforcement learning approaches can be used in order to improve the performance of motor primitives. For pursuing this goal, we highlight the difficulties with current reinforcement learning methods, and line out how these lead to a novel algorithm which is based on natural policy gradients [3]. We compare this algorithm to previous reinforcement learning algorithms in the context of dynamic motor primitive learning, and show that it outperforms these by at least an order of magnitude. We demonstrate the efficiency of the resulting reinforcement learning method for creating complex behaviors for automous robotics. The studied behaviors will include both discrete, finite tasks such as baseball swings, as well as complex rhythmic patterns as they occur in biped locomotion

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Atomic force microscope probe based controlled pushing for nanotribological characterization

Sitti, M.

IEEE/ASME Transactions on mechatronics, 9(2):343-349, IEEE, 2004 (article)

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Dynamic behavior and simulation of nanoparticle sliding during nanoprobe-based positioning

Tafazzoli, A., Sitti, M.

In Proc. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference, 19, pages: 32, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Effective exchange interaction in a quasi-two-dimensional self-assembled nanoparticle array

Wiedwald, U., Cerchez, M., Farle, M., Fauth, K., Schütz, G., Zürn, K., Boyen, H., Ziemann, P.

{Physical Review B}, 70, 2004 (article)

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How well does total electron yield measure x-ray absorption in nanoparticles?

Fauth, K.

{Applied Physics Letters}, 85(15):3271-3273, 2004 (article)

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Ordering and magnetism in Fe-Co: Dense sequence of ground-state structures

Drautz, R., Diaz-Ortiz, A., Fähnle, M., Dosch, H.

{Physical Review Letters}, 93(6), 2004 (article)

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Thermal reversal of elongated ferromagnetic particles misoriented to the applied field

Goll, D., Bertram, H. N.

{IEEE Transactions on Magnetics}, 40(4):2416-2418, 2004 (article)

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Anisotropy of the orbital moments and the magnetic dipole term Tz in CrO2: An ab-initio study

Komelj, M., Ederer, C., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 69, 2004 (article)

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Imaging sub-ns spin dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with magnetic transmission X-ray microscopy

Fischer, P., Stoll, H., Puzic, A., Van Waeyenberge, B., Raabe, J., Haug, T., Denbeaux, G., Pearson, A., Höllinger, R., Back, C. H., Weiss, D., Schütz, G.

In Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, 705, pages: 1291-1294, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, San Francisco, California (USA), 2004 (inproceedings)

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Modern nanostructured high-temperature permanent magnets

Goll, D., Kronmüller, H., Stadelmaier, H. H.

In Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Rare-Earth Magnets and their Applications, pages: 578-583, Laboratoire de Cristallographie/Laboratoire Louis Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Existence of transient temperature spike induced by SHI: evidence by ion beam analysis

Avasthi, D. K., Ghosh, S., Srivastava, S. K., Assmann, W.

In 219-220, pages: 206-214, Albuquerque, NM [USA], 2004 (inproceedings)

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Core-shell iron-iron oxide nanoparticles: magnetic properties and interactions

Theil-Kuhn, L., Bojesen, A., Timmermann, L., Fauth, K., Goering, E. J., Johnson, E., Meedom Nielsen, M., Morup, S.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 272-276, pages: 1485-1486, 2004 (article)

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Measurement of very low bulk concentrations (below 1 atppm) of hydrogen using ERDA

Tripathi, A., Kruse, O., Carstanjen, H. D.

{Nuclear Instruments and Methods B}, 219-220, pages: 435-439, 2004 (article)

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Three-dimensional nanoscale manipulation and manufacturing using proximal probes: controlled pulling of polymer micro/nanofibers

Nain, A. S., Amon, C., Sitti, M.

In Mechatronics, 2004. ICM’04. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on, pages: 224-230, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Unusual doublet structure in proton magnetic-resonance spectra of yttrium and lutetium trihydrides

Majer, G., Telfah, A., Grinberg, F., Barnes, R. G.

{Physical Review B}, 70(13), 2004 (article)

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Kinetics of primary nanocrystallization in Al-rich metallic glass with quenched-in nuclei

Wang, J. Q., Zhang, H. W., Gu, X. J., Lu, K., Sommer, F., Mittemeijer, E.

{Materials Science and Engineering A}, 375-377, pages: 980-984, 2004 (article)

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3-dimensional Wulff diagrams for \Sigma3 grain boundaries in Cu

Straumal, B., Kucherinenko, Y., Baretzky, B.

{Reviews on Advanced Materials Science}, 7(1):23-31, 2004 (article)

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First-principles study of the interplay between magnetism and phase equilibria in Fe-Co systems

Diaz-Ortiz, A., Drautz, R., Fähnle, M., Dosch, H.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 272-276, pages: 780-782, 2004 (article)

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Magnetic field optimization of permanent magnet unulators for arbitrary polarization

Bahrdt, J., Frentrup, W., Gaupp, A., Scheer, M., Englisch, U.

{Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A}, 516, pages: 575-585, 2004 (article)

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High-resolution imaging of fast magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures

Stoll, H., Puzic, A., Van Waeyenberge, B., Fischer, P., Raabe, J., Buess, M., Haug, T., Höllinger, R., Back, C., Weiss, D., Denbeaux, G.

{Applied Physics Letters}, 84, pages: 3328-3330, 2004 (article)

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Comparison of low-temperature magnetic relaxations in two systems GdAl2Dx (C15 Laves phase) and Fe3O4 (Inverse spinel)

Walz, F., Reule, H., Hirscher, M., Kronmüller, H.

{Physica Status Solidi B}, 241(2):389-400, 2004 (article)

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General relations between many-body potentials and cluster expansions in multi-component systems

Drautz, R., Fähnle, M., Sanchez, J.M.

{Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter}, 16, pages: 3843-3852, 2004 (article)

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Counting individual atom layers in graphite - high-resolution RBS experiments on HOPG (highly ordered pyrolytic graphite)

Srivastava, S. K., Plachke, D., Szökefalvi-Nagy, A., Major, J., Carstanjen, H. D.

{Nuclear Instruments and Methods B}, 219-220, pages: 364-368, 2004 (article)

Abstract
{The paper reports about recent experiments on HOPG (highly oriented pyrolytic graphite) by high-resolution RBS (Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy). By using an ion beam of 1 MeV N+ up to 7 individual monolayers could be identified in the RBS spectrum from such a sample. This is about twice as much as observed by other groups up to now. Since close to the surface the RBS peaks from the individual carbon layers are well separated, various quantities important for the ion-solid interaction can be determined with high precision, such as the stopping power of 1 MeV N ions in graphite and their energy straggling. Close to the surface the RBS peaks are asymmetric which is well explained in the framework of the Landau theory of energy straggling.}

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Feedback error learning and nonlinear adaptive control

Nakanishi, J., Schaal, S.

Neural Networks, 17(10):1453-1465, 2004, clmc (article)

Abstract
In this paper, we present our theoretical investigations of the technique of feedback error learning (FEL) from the viewpoint of adaptive control. We first discuss the relationship between FEL and nonlinear adaptive control with adaptive feedback linearization, and show that FEL can be interpreted as a form of nonlinear adaptive control. Second, we present a Lyapunov analysis suggesting that the condition of strictly positive realness (SPR) associated with the tracking error dynamics is a sufficient condition for asymptotic stability of the closed-loop dynamics. Specifically, for a class of second order SISO systems, we show that this condition reduces to KD^2 > KP; where KP and KD are positive position and velocity feedback gains, respectively. Moreover, we provide a ÔpassivityÕ-based stability analysis which suggests that SPR of the tracking error dynamics is a necessary and sufficient condition for asymptotic hyperstability. Thus, the condition KD^2>KP mentioned above is not only a sufficient but also necessary condition to guarantee asymptotic hyperstability of FEL, i.e. the tracking error is bounded and asymptotically converges to zero. As a further point, we explore the adaptive control and FEL framework for feedforward control formulations, and derive an additional sufficient condition for asymptotic stability in the sense of Lyapunov. Finally, we present numerical simulations to illustrate the stability properties of FEL obtained from our mathematical analysis.

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Computational approaches to motor learning by imitation

Schaal, S., Ijspeert, A., Billard, A.

In The Neuroscience of Social Interaction, (1431):199-218, (Editors: Frith, C. D.;Wolpert, D.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, clmc (inbook)

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Movement imitation requires a complex set of mechanisms that map an observed movement of a teacher onto one's own movement apparatus. Relevant problems include movement recognition, pose estimation, pose tracking, body correspondence, coordinate transformation from external to egocentric space, matching of observed against previously learned movement, resolution of redundant degrees-of-freedom that are unconstrained by the observation, suitable movement representations for imitation, modularization of motor control, etc. All of these topics by themselves are active research problems in computational and neurobiological sciences, such that their combination into a complete imitation system remains a daunting undertaking - indeed, one could argue that we need to understand the complete perception-action loop. As a strategy to untangle the complexity of imitation, this paper will examine imitation purely from a computational point of view, i.e. we will review statistical and mathematical approaches that have been suggested for tackling parts of the imitation problem, and discuss their merits, disadvantages and underlying principles. Given the focus on action recognition of other contributions in this special issue, this paper will primarily emphasize the motor side of imitation, assuming that a perceptual system has already identified important features of a demonstrated movement and created their corresponding spatial information. Based on the formalization of motor control in terms of control policies and their associated performance criteria, useful taxonomies of imitation learning can be generated that clarify different approaches and future research directions.

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Micro-and nano-scale robotics

Sitti, M.

In American Control Conference, 2004. Proceedings of the 2004, 1, pages: 1-8, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Gecko inspired surface climbing robots

Menon, C., Murphy, M., Sitti, M.

In Robotics and Biomimetics, 2004. ROBIO 2004. IEEE International Conference on, pages: 431-436, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Micromagnetism and the microstructure of high-temperature permanent magnets

Goll, D., Kronmüller, H., Stadelmaier, H. H.

{Journal of Applied Physics}, 96(11):6534-6545, 2004 (article)

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Atomic defects and diffusion in intermetallic compounds with DO3 structure: An ab-initio study

Fähnle, M., Schimmele, L.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 95, pages: 864-869, 2004 (article)

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Cluster surface interactions: Small Fe clusters driven nonmagnetic on graphite

Fauth, K., Gold, S., He\ssler, M., Schütz, G.

{Chemical Physics Letters}, 392(4-6):498-502, 2004 (article)

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\textquotesingleWetting by solid state’grain boundary phase transition in Zn-Al alloys

Straumal, B. B., Khruzhcheva, A. S., Lopez, G. A.

{Reviews on Advanced Materials Science}, 7(1):13-22, 2004 (article)

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Two prototypes of metal adatom configurations on Mo(112): an ab initio study for Li and Co

Singer, R., Drautz, R., Fähnle, M.

{Surface Science}, 559, pages: 241-248, 2004 (article)

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Grain boundary phase transitions and their influence on properties of polycrystals

Straumal, B., Baretzky, B.

{Interface Science}, 12(2-3):147-155, 2004 (article)

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Hard magnetic hollow nanospheres

Goll, D., Berkowitz, A. E., Bertram, H. N.

In Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Rare-Earth Magnets and their Applications, pages: 704-707, Laboratoire de Cristallographie/Laboratoire Louis Neel, CNRS, Grenoble, 2004 (inproceedings)

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Swift heavy ion induced modification of Si/C60 multilayers

Srivastava, S. K., Kabiraj, D., Schattat, B., Carstanjen, H. D., Avasthi, D. K.

{Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B}, 219 - 220, pages: 815-819, 2004 (article)

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Static displacements of Pd in the solid solution PdBy (0\textlessy\textless0.2) as determined by neutron diffraction

Berger, T. G., Leineweber, A., Mittemeijer, E. J., Fischer, P.

{Physica Status Solidi (A)}, 201, pages: 1484-1492, 2004 (article)

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X-MCD magnetometry of CMR perovskites La0.67-yREyCa0.33MnO3

Sikora, M., Kapusta, C., Zajac, D., Tokarz, W., Oates, C. J., Borowiec, M., Rybicki, D., Goering, E. J., Fischer, P., Schütz, G., De Teresa, J. M., Ibarra, M. R.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 272-276, pages: 2148-2150, 2004 (article)

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Critical thicknesses of domain formations in cubic particles and thin films

Kronmüller, H., Goll, D., Hertel, R., Schütz, G.

{Physica B}, 343(1-4):229-235, 2004 (article)

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Effect of Grain Boundary Phase Transitions on the Superplasticity in the Al-Zn System

Lopez, G.A., Straumal, B.B., Gust, W., Mittemeijer, E.J.

In Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, pages: 642-647, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, 2004 (incollection)

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Learning passive motor control strategies with genetic algorithms

Schaal, S., Sternad, D.

In 1992 Lectures in complex systems, pages: 913-918, (Editors: Nadel, L.;Stein, D.), Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1993, clmc (inbook)

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This study investigates learning passive motor control strategies. Passive control is understood as control without active error correction; the movement is stabilized by particular properties of the controlling dynamics. We analyze the task of juggling a ball on a racket. An approximation to the optimal solution of the task is derived by means of optimization theory. In order to model the learning process, the problem is coded for a genetic algorithm in representations without sensory or with sensory information. For all representations the genetic algorithm is able to find passive control strategies, but learning speed and the quality of the outcome are significantly different. A comparison with data from human subjects shows that humans seem to apply yet different movement strategies to the ones proposed. For the feedback representation some implications arise for learning from demonstration.

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A genetic algorithm for evolution from an ecological perspective

Sternad, D., Schaal, S.

In 1992 Lectures in Complex Systems, pages: 223-231, (Editors: Nadel, L.;Stein, D.), Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1993, clmc (inbook)

Abstract
In the population model presented, an evolutionary dynamic is explored which is based on the operator characteristics of genetic algorithms. An essential modification in the genetic algorithms is the inclusion of a constraint in the mixing of the gene pool. The pairing for the crossover is governed by a selection principle based on a complementarity criterion derived from the theoretical tenet of perception-action (P-A) mutuality of ecological psychology. According to Swenson and Turvey [37] P-A mutuality underlies evolution and is an integral part of its thermodynamics. The present simulation tested the contribution of P-A-cycles in evolutionary dynamics. A numerical experiment compares the population's evolution with and without this intentional component. The effect is measured in the difference of the rate of energy dissipation, as well as in three operationalized aspects of complexity. The results support the predicted increase in the rate of energy dissipation, paralleled by an increase in the average heterogeneity of the population. Furthermore, the spatio-temporal evolution of the system is tested for the characteristic power-law relations of a nonlinear system poised in a critical state. The frequency distribution of consecutive increases in population size shows a significantly different exponent in functional relationship.

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Roles for memory-based learning in robotics

Atkeson, C. G., Schaal, S.

In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Robotics Research, pages: 503-521, Hidden Valley, PA, 1993, clmc (inproceedings)

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Design concurrent calculation: A CAD- and data-integrated approach

Schaal, S., Ehrlenspiel, K.

Journal of Engineering Design, 4, pages: 71-85, 1993, clmc (article)

Abstract
Besides functional regards, product design demands increasingly more for further reaching considerations. Quality alone cannot suffice anymore to compete in the market; design for manufacturability, for assembly, for recycling, etc., are well-known keywords. Those can largely be reduced to the necessity of design for costs. This paper focuses on a CAD-based approach to design concurrent calculation. It will discuss how, in the meantime well-established, tools like feature technology, knowledge-based systems, and relational databases can be blended into one coherent concept to achieve an entirely CAD- and data-integrated cost information tool. This system is able to extract data from the CAD-system, combine it with data about the company specific manufacturing environment, and subsequently autonomously evaluate manufacturability aspects and costs of the given CAD-model. Within minutes the designer gets quantitative in-formation about the major cost sources of his/her design. Additionally, some alternative methods for approximating manu-facturing times from empirical data, namely neural networks and local weighted regression, are introduced.

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Open loop stable control strategies for robot juggling

Schaal, S., Atkeson, C. G.

In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3, pages: 913-918, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, Georgia, Atlanta, May 2-6, 1993, clmc (inproceedings)

Abstract
In a series of case studies out of the field of dynamic manipulation (Mason, 1992), different principles for open loop stable control are introduced and analyzed. This investigation may provide some insight into how open loop control can serve as a useful foundation for closed loop control and, particularly, what to focus on in learning control. 

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