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… bring along a bit of curiosity and you will surely profit from the views presented here. This blog revolves around the combination of martial arts and motor control; a combination that is certainly not mundane. I simply ask you to take a small leap of faith. Just invest some of your time, and I […]

The post was published 28. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous.

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 3

Follow-up to Anticipation, Rallying, Part 2 5. Is there slack time for updating the internal model and the response selection? Usually, there is plenty of time between the announcement of a curve and its arrival. Thus, the driver has enough time to update his internal model of the following curve and choose an appropriate response […]

The post was published 13. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Rallying, Part 1 The situation changes completely without pace notes. The driver has to gather all the necessary information on their own. Most of the time, the driver is forced to concentrate on the next curve. Hills or trees block his view and no advance visual information for the following subsection is […]

The post was published 12. November 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Rallying, Part 1

The example of the musicians showed that it is indeed possible to satisfy every item of the check list. The following example presents another very successful usage of anticipation in rallye motorsport. Please take a look at the following article if you are unfamiliar with rallying. The high speed is only possible due to a […]

The post was published 22. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Concert, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Concert, Part 1 4. Is it possible to differentiate between the alternatives? There are no alternatives, so differentiation is not a question. Again, there are indicators that this is vital for completely automating movements. I’ll give some examples in later blog entries.   5. Is there a slack time for updating the […]

The post was published 15. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Concert, Part 1

Anticipation is a marvelous tool for reducing response times to a fraction of a second or in certain cases, getting rid of them altogether (the “good side”). But, as you noticed in the last articles, there are some serious flaws when the boundary conditions are not fulfilled. The “bad side” of anticipation is its dependency […]

The post was published 8. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Check List for Anticipation

This blog entry sums up the check list for anticipation and serves as a reference. There are two parts. The first part includes some notes. After some time, you won’t need these notes any longer. Then, the second part with some key words will suffice. I will present the working techniques for examining these questions […]

The post was published 1. August 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 2

Follow-up to Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 2   6. Is an exit point for the circular process available? This question should clarify whether the received information justifies proceeding from the internal model to the response selection. A response cannot be selected without enough information. This is a real problem in this example. Continuing in one […]

The post was published 25. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Windshield Wiper, Part 1

I presented an example of a windshield wiper as an easy exercise for anticipation (Anticipation Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). The following checklist helps to understand the model of anticipation. The “real” checklist involves a lot more elements, but I have cut and rearranged some elements for the sake of comprehension. Furthermore, […]

The post was published 18. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Anticipation, Part 4

Theories are one thing, applying them is another. The example of the windshield wiper (Anticipation, Part 2) serves as a basis to apply the model of anticipation. You will have a hard time following the details, if you haven’t read certain blog entries. So, if you feel unfamiliar with some of the presented things, do […]

The post was published 11. July 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .