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Geometric Learning and Topological Inference with Biobotic Networks: Convergence Analysis [article]

Alireza Dirafzoon, Alper Bozkurt, Edgar Lobaton
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this study, we present and analyze a framework for geometric and topological estimation for mapping of unknown environments.  ...  We consider agents mimicking motion behaviors of cyborg insects, known as biobots, and exploit coordinate-free local interactions among them to infer geometric and topological information about the environment  ...  Our future work will include the results of experiments for implementation of the proposed approach on Madagascar hissing biobots in order to realize exploration and mapping with cyborg insect networks  ... 
arXiv:1607.00051v1 fatcat:ecr623dbtbdx7cbl72rdbyhdni

Dynamic Topological Mapping with Biobotic Swarms [article]

Alireza Dirafzoon and Alper Bozkurt and Edgar Lobaton
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present an approach for dynamic exploration and mapping of unknown environments using a swarm of biobotic sensing agents, with a stochastic natural motion model and a leading agent (e.g  ...  A sliding window strategy is adopted in conjunction with a topological mapping strategy based on local interactions among the swarm in a coordinate-free fashion to obtain local maps of the environment.  ...  Conclusion and Future Work In this work, we presented a dynamic mapping approach for biobotic sensor networks under weak localization information, to obtain estimated local and global topological maps  ... 
arXiv:1507.03206v2 fatcat:6hhb2nwgvjd55hcy53mnvmiob4

Robust Topological Feature Extraction for Mapping of Environments using Bio-Inspired Sensor Networks [article]

Alireza Dirafzoon, Edgar Lobaton
2014 arXiv   pre-print
To extract dominant features from sampled data, topological data analysis is used to produce persistence intervals for features, to be used for topological mapping.  ...  In this paper, we exploit minimal sensing information gathered from biologically inspired sensor networks to perform exploration and mapping in an unknown environment.  ...  networks whose mobility is inspired by insects.  ... 
arXiv:1410.4622v1 fatcat:nss2bwrbijfpxhemaz52fxwnn4

Localization of Biobotic Insects Using Low-Cost Inertial Measurement Units

Jeremy Cole, Alper Bozkurt, Edgar Lobaton
2020 Sensors  
We validated our technique using nine trials that were conducted in a circular arena using a biobotic agent equipped with a thorax-mounted, low-cost inertial measurement unit.  ...  Disaster robotics is a growing field that is concerned with the design and development of robots for disaster response and disaster recovery.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Tahmid Latif for supplying the cockroaches used in this research. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20164486 pmid:32796611 pmcid:PMC7472076 fatcat:24m5r6kklzbvvgxkrzcmkmhf7a

Cyborg Insects: Bug or a Feature?

Harun Siljak, Pedro H. J. Nardelli, Renan Cipriano Moioli
2022 IEEE Access  
In this critical review, we survey the historical development of cyborg insects engineering, from the first backpacks on insects used for communication and sensing, to different methods of control and  ...  Cyborg insects are a major part of the vision of future interactions of the living world and technology, including but not limited to the Internet of Living Things (IoLT).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Arthur Sousa de Sena for producing the graphics used in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3172980 fatcat:ln3ufjesebgfdpj5zekrpfo3sy

Front Matter: Volume 9091

2014 Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII  
SPIE uses a six-digit CID article numbering system in which: The first four digits correspond to the SPIE volume number.  ...  A unique, consistent, permanent citation identifier (CID) number is assigned to each article at the time of the first publication.  ...  ., East Bay (United States) 9091 1L Biobotic insect swarm based sensor networks for search and rescue (Invited Paper) [9091-56] A. 9091 1M A social-based cyber-physical system for distributed message  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2072534 fatcat:dbkag56g35h35lvmmwrrss7xdy

Re-membering the body: applications of computational neuroscience to the top-down control of regeneration of limbs and other complex organs

G. Pezzulo, M. Levin
2015 Integrative Biology  
How do regenerating bodies know when to stop remodeling? Bioelectric signaling networks guide pattern formation and may implement a somatic memory system.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper is dedicated to J. C. Bose, a pioneer of electrophysiology as a medium of information processing beyond animal nervous systems.  ...  Pare, and Gary McDowell for their comments on a draft of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c5ib00221d pmid:26571046 pmcid:PMC4667987 fatcat:tq4esq2r3zdgtedg7ah67b537u

Constructing living buildings: a review of relevant technologies for a novel application of biohybrid robotics

Mary Katherine Heinrich, Sebastian von Mammen, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Mostafa Wahby, Payam Zahadat, Tomasz Skrzypczak, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Rafał Krela, Wojciech Kwiatkowski, Thomas Schmickl, Phil Ayres, Kasper Stoy (+1 others)
2019 Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
Here, we identify the construction of living buildings and infrastructure as a high-potential application domain for biohybrid robotics, and review technological advances relevant to its future development  ...  Biohybrid robotics takes an engineering approach to the expansion and exploitation of biological behaviours for application to automated tasks.  ...  The swarm of biobots was able to localize a sound source which allows further investigation in search and rescue applications.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsif.2019.0238 pmid:31362616 pmcid:PMC6685033 fatcat:vxp4r5td3fcwfgmgqcaylkhtoy

Tomorrow's healthy society - research priorities for foods and diets

AK Bock, P Maragkoudakis, J Wollgast, S Caldeira, A Czimbalmos, M Rzychon, B Atzel, F Ulberth
2015 European Journal of Public Health  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank the members of the Steering Committee for their valuable time and input in the study:  ...  An immediate and plausible solution for reducing the adverse environmental impacts of transport would be to shift from global sourcing to local production.  ...  a framework for progress which has the potential to lead to healthier lifestyles).  ... 
doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckv175.254 fatcat:guyhvucmlrhitku2g234ybwxnu

Abstracts from the 2017 OAS Annual Meeting

The Ohio Academy of Science
2017 The Ohio journal of science  
Abstracts from the 2017 Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting  ...  PCL scaffolds were 3D printed using a 3D BioBot printer with a pre-created computer program into a 3D scaffold structure.  ...  Using a series of general linear models at both a global (taxa combined) and local (taxa specific) scale trends were identified across all individuals (N=150 total individuals).  ... 
doi:10.18061/ojs.v117i1.5770 fatcat:626pmfwjsnadrinmket3rxt25y

Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art

Helen Gregory
2017 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
Given the challenges that arise from shifting definitions of what constitutes a natural history specimen in an age when life is being re-defined and reconfigured, and living matter is treated as a mutable  ...  The specimen therefore functions as a site of knowledge production that merges both the museological impulses of preservation and conservation with the scientific/laboratory-based impulses of experimentation  ...  The biobot is equipped with an internal sensing unit that allows it to move in response to the behavior of the amoebas. The biobot can be regarded as a sort of cyborgian hybrid organism.  ... 
doi:10.1162/leon_a_01492 fatcat:gd43mlcnq5cgplhdkothzzacoq

Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2008 [article]

Gries, Corinna; Jones, Matthew B.
Toward a global scale coastal ocean observing system. Oceanography. 13: 7-11.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge Theresa Valentine for the GIS analysis and map and Mark Klopsch for technical advice.  ...  One possible architecture would make use of a mediator whose function is to query local systems based on a mapping between the local (ontology) and the global ontology.  ... 
doi:10.5060/d2s46pv7 fatcat:mozh2mkllzbfdmebxbipltno2e

Technological Approach to Mind Everywhere (TAME): an experimentally-grounded framework for understanding diverse bodies and minds [article]

Michael Levin
Considering classical and recent data from the perspectives of computational science, evolutionary biology, and basal cognition, reveals a rich research program with many implications for cognitive science  ...  In this Perspective, I introduce TAME - Technological Approach to Mind Everywhere - a framework for understanding and manipulating cognition in unconventional substrates.  ...  This paper is dedicated to my mother, Luba Levin, who while not having been a scientist, always modeled a deep understanding of, and care for, the multi-scale agency abundant in the world.  ... 
doi:10.48550/arxiv.2201.10346 fatcat:ko7e7vwikzfddpbzv4dyjaekci

Behaviour design in microrobots:hierarchical reinforcement learning under resource constraints

Masoud Asadpour
[81] applied ROLNNET (Rapid Output Learning Neural Network with Eligibility Traces) neural networks to mini-robots for backing a car with trailers.  ...  Self-Organization theory [42] tries to explain how group patterns arise from the interaction of individuals in relation to their local environment, without reference to the global structure or long range  ... 
doi:10.5075/epfl-thesis-3682 fatcat:tih7xbuzqfcfjiqvp33s4nhexu

Schriften zur Kulturforschung Herausgegeben von der Semiotic Bodies, Aestethic Embodiments, and Cyberbodies

Interdisziplinären Kulturforschung
2006 unpublished
Furthermore, the project also included a so-called biobot, a robot containing a colony of transgenetic amoebae which were responsible for its leg movements.  ...  Since the work is connected through its terminals in a network, these lines connect themselves with other lines (from other usersÊ hands) creating a great collective work in progress, a great collective  ...