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Climbing with adhesion: from bioinspiration to biounderstanding

M. R. Cutkosky
2015 Interface Focus  
Berkeley for the many insights they have provided during our collaborations on bioinspired robots.  ...  Particular thanks to Matt Estrada and Elliot Hawkes for their reading and suggestions on the first draft of this manuscript. One can learn more about their accomplishments at http://bdml.stanford.edu.  ...  perching on a smooth surface.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsfs.2015.0015 pmid:26464786 pmcid:PMC4590421 fatcat:s4v6jgwbivb7dhmerwlyuzyj6m

Avian-inspired passive perching mechanism for robotic rotorcraft

C. E. Doyle, J. J. Bird, T. A. Isom, C. J. Johnson, J. C. Kallman, J. A. Simpson, R. J. King, J. J. Abbott, M. A. Minor
2011 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
This paper presents a bio-inspired concept that allows for passive perching on cylindrical-type surfaces. The prototype provides compliant gripping through the use of an underactuated foot.  ...  Flying robots capable of perch-and-stare are desirable for reconnaissance missions.  ...  Ron Meyers at Weber State University for fruitful discussions about bird anatomy and function.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2011.6094487 dblp:conf/iros/DoyleBIJKSKAM11 fatcat:nvts5lniinatbloilsa6l5eple

Avian-inspired passive perching mechanism for robotic rotorcraft

Courtney E. Doyle, Justin J. Bird, Taylor A. Isom, C. Jerald Johnson, Jason C. Kallman, Jason A. Simpson, Raymond J. King, Jake J. Abbott, Mark A. Minor
2011 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
This paper presents a bio-inspired concept that allows for passive perching on cylindrical-type surfaces. The prototype provides compliant gripping through the use of an underactuated foot.  ...  Flying robots capable of perch-and-stare are desirable for reconnaissance missions.  ...  Ron Meyers at Weber State University for fruitful discussions about bird anatomy and function.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2011.6048128 fatcat:xfsfmqyn6rgjbjev3frawlgwwy

Making Contact: A Review of Robotic Attachment Mechanisms for Extraterrestrial Applications

Matthew Spenko
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
assistance and monitoring, 3) anchoring on asteroids and other rocky surfaces, and 4) climbing for planetary exploration.  ...  Applications Overview This section details four applications for robotic attachment mechanisms in space and extraterrestrial use: 1) satellite and orbital debris capture, 2) perching drones for astronaut  ...  [67] ince then, it has been applied in a number of climbing and perching robots as well as in a variety of soft grippers for manipulator arms.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202100063 fatcat:tr3jyolwdzcnpddqml6e6oukbi

Electroadhesion Technologies for Robotics: A Comprehensive Review

Jianglong Guo, Jinsong Leng, Jonathan Rossiter
2019 IEEE Transactions on robotics  
[91] implemented a flexible EA gripper that can be used to grip curved surfaces, although a tendon driven mechanism was used. Guo et al.  ...  (e) Active and controllable surface anchor [13] . (f) Controllable perching mechanism for flying robotics [12] . (g) Electroactive clutches for wearable applications [105] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tro.2019.2956869 fatcat:6i7jtso2hvetregtqlj6l2wbva

Soft Robotic Grippers

Jun Shintake, Vito Cacucciolo, Dario Floreano, Herbert Shea
2018 Advanced Materials  
[343, 349, 350] Previously developed applications using geckoadhesion include wall climbing robots, [344, 351] human surface climbing device, [352] perching mechanism for flying robots, [353]  ...  These grippers showed handling of various objects with curved surfaces such as a basketball, rolls, a water bottle, a coffee cup, an apple, a large plastic container, and a water-filled, deformable plastic  ... 
doi:10.1002/adma.201707035 pmid:29736928 fatcat:ysjvdzllnneirolc6hmkxc5k2e

Forceful manipulation with micro air vehicles

Matthew A. Estrada, Stefano Mintchev, David L. Christensen, Mark R. Cutkosky, Dario Floreano
2018 Science Robotics  
Here, we describe FlyCroTugs, a class of robots that adds to the mobility of MAVs the capability of forceful tugging up to 40 times their mass while adhering to a surface.  ...  We discuss the energetics and scalability of this approach and demonstrate it for lifting a sensor into a partially collapsed building.  ...  This strategy is also found in nature. For example, Pasilobus spiders haul and manipulate prey by using threads and adhesive attachment (16) .  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aau6903 pmid:33141736 fatcat:iv5kpopigrbvtamuxgofxkk7sa

Energetics in robotic flight at small scales

Konstantinos Karydis, Vijay Kumar
2016 Interface Focus  
The most common configurations include fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing vehicles and bioinspired flapping-wing designs [14] .  ...  Fixed-wing aircraft were introduced first, drawing from the design methods for larger vehicles and utilizing appropriate scaling laws [15] .  ...  Gecko-inspired adhesives have been found successful for perching on smooth inclined and vertical surfaces [70, 93, 94] .  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsfs.2016.0088 pmid:28163880 pmcid:PMC5206607 fatcat:3xylh32lynhq5agwsio5n5dopi

Physical intelligence as a new paradigm

Metin Sitti
2021 Extreme Mechanics Letters  
This article gives a perspective on what PI paradigm is, when PI can be more significant and dominant in physical and biological agents at different length scales and how bioinspired and abstract PI methods  ...  Acknowledgments The author thanks the Physical Intelligence Department members for their invaluable feedback and discussions.  ...  Such surfaces can enable PI for surface crawling and climbing robots and robotic soft grippers by mechanically controlled (even switchable) adhesion and friction [21, 22] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eml.2021.101340 fatcat:kfe5o64icjdstdvphrqgni4co4

2021 Index IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Vol. 6

2021 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
The Author Index contains the primary entry for each item, listed under the first author's name.  ...  ., +, LRA Oct. 2021 7877 Biomimetic Flip-and-Flap Strategy of Flying Objects for Perching on Inclined Surfaces.  ...  ., +, LRA Oct. 2021 7177-7184 Biomimetic Flip-and-Flap Strategy of Flying Objects for Perching on Inclined Surfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2021.3119726 fatcat:lsnerdofvveqhlv7xx7gati2xu

On Aerial Robots with Grasping and Perching Capabilities: A Comprehensive Review

Jiawei Meng, Joao Buzzatto, Yuanchang Liu, Minas Liarokapis
2022
Such devices rely on a range of different solutions for achieving grasping and perching.  ...  These solutions can be classified as: 1) simple gripper systems, 2) arm-gripper systems, 3) tethered gripping mechanisms, 4) reconfigurable robot frames, 5) adhesion solutions, and 6) embedment solutions  ...  Lucas Gerez, and Nathan Elangovan for the helpful discussions related to these topics.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.739173 pmid:35399745 pmcid:PMC8989736 fatcat:snzoaz3xljachhro7sds7mhpru

How to Swoop and Grasp Like a Bird With a Passive Claw for a High-Speed Grasping

William Stewart, Enrico Ajanic, Matthias Muller, Dario Floreano
2022 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
There is a growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) grasping, perching, and interacting with their surroundings by means of claws, arms, hooks, and other appendages.  ...  Numerical experiments indicate that these loads cause a change in pitch of less than 1 • and a decrease in speed of about 0.3 m/s for a fixed-wing vehicle of about 1 kg, and are thus negligible.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors are grateful for the engineering help provided by V. Wüest and O. Gudozhnik. They also wish to thank Pr. Kornatowski for his help and excellent piloting skills.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2022.3143095 fatcat:5mg57jy4ube73c7zapt7i6lrne

Biomimetic Flow Sensors [chapter]

Jérôme Casas, Chang Liu, Gijs Krijnen
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Finally, the three main processes for fabrication of MEMS actuators were detailed. These included: Surface Micromachining, SOI, and the SCREAM processes. Cross-References ▶ Micropumps ▶  ...  Two of the more common compliant structures used for MEMS actuators are fixed-guided beams and the folded flexure structure.  ...  In AFM, force-distance curves for the contact between the probe and the sample surface can be obtained.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_264 fatcat:n4kd5qdqvvh55eqqbrcd2dxcjm

Bioadhesion [chapter]

Manuel L. B. Palacio, Bharat Bhushan
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Finally, the three main processes for fabrication of MEMS actuators were detailed. These included: Surface Micromachining, SOI, and the SCREAM processes. Cross-References ▶ Micropumps ▶  ...  Two of the more common compliant structures used for MEMS actuators are fixed-guided beams and the folded flexure structure.  ...  In AFM, force-distance curves for the contact between the probe and the sample surface can be obtained.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_106 fatcat:jtfpyacxo5dk5opvtd23gfvlvu

Reactions of sciences to the Anthropocene

Martin Möller, Philipp Höfele, Andrea Kiesel, Olga Speck
2021 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene  
We thank Iva Speck for additional information about the transdisciplinary exchange of experience of cochlear implant patients and Michal Rössler from livMatS for help with the graphics.  ...  The term "bioinspiration" is an umbrella term because a nature-inspired idea is always the starting point.  ...  In recent years, licenses for adaptive grippers have been issued to industrial companies (Crooks et al., 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.1525/elementa.2021.035 fatcat:x557etj37fhr3modekhru4hjie
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