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MEMS based bioelectronic neuromuscular interfaces for insect cyborg flight control

A. Bozkurt, R. Gilmour, D. Stern, A. Lal
2008 Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on  
This paper reports the first direct control of insect flight by manipulating the wing motion via microprobes and electronics introduced through the Early Metamorphosis Insertion Technology (EMIT).  ...  Our new technology may enable insect cyborgs by realizing a reliable control interface between inserted microsystems and insect physiology.  ...  The authors would like to thank the members of the SonicMEMS Laboratory, especially Ayesa Paul and Abhishek Ramkumar for useful discussions and help during the experiments, the Beckman Institute of UIUC  ... 
doi:10.1109/memsys.2008.4443617 fatcat:cg5txwwcmjdxva2p5shgxuk4vq

Electrical Stimulation of Coleopteran Muscle for Initiating Flight

Hao Yu Choo, Yao Li, Feng Cao, Hirotaka Sato, Mikhail A. Lebedev
2016 PLoS ONE  
To improve the practicality and applicability of airborne cyborg insects, a reliable and controllable flight initiation protocol is required.  ...  A reliable stimulation protocol was determined by analyzing a pair of dorsal longitudinal muscles (DLMs), flight muscles that oscillate the wings.  ...  Tat Thang Vo Doan at the School of MAE, NTU for their selfless assistance. Author Contributions  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151808 pmid:27050093 pmcid:PMC4822953 fatcat:fd47rxyiibbmtbhtnbh7tz4e5u

Behavioral control and changes in brain activity of honeybee during flapping

Haojia Ding, Jieliang Zhao, Shaoze Yan
2021 Brain and Behavior  
Insect cyborg is a kind of novel robot based on insect-machine interface and principles of neurobiology.  ...  honeybee's flapping behavior and furthers the study of honeybee cyborgs.  ...  In recent years, insect cyborg technologies have been developed and have overcome some technical difficulties of MAVs.  ... 
doi:10.1002/brb3.2426 pmid:34807528 pmcid:PMC8671781 fatcat:gxt4thhwtnfxtjrfuavb2u2a64

Static and Dynamic Characteristics of an Artificial Wing Mimicking an Allomyrina Dichotoma Beetle's Hind Wing for Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles

N. S. Ha, Q. V. Nguyen, N. S. Goo, H. C. Park
2012 Experimental mechanics  
To compare an artificial wing with a natural wing in terms of mechanical properties, overall flexural stiffness is frequently measured with a static loading test setup.  ...  A reliable dynamic testing method is crucial to the development of a high-performance artificial wing.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is supported by the Basic Science Research Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea, which is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Grant No  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11340-012-9611-7 fatcat:r3vonqezmbfu5nj5babzgmhi6m

Introduction: Minds, Bodies, Machines

Deirdre Coleman, Hilary Fraser
2008 19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century  
Automata' housed 'all the perfections of the largest Animals', including the human machine. 3 This fascination with the unstable boundaries between human or insect life and machines developed further in  ...  In 1989 Rodney Brooks, Director of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory at MIT, predicted that America would soon be able to conduct inter-planetary exploration and colonisation with millions of  ...  of London, in partnership with the English programme, University of Melbourne and software developers Constraint Technologies International (CTI).  ... 
doi:10.16995/ntn.481 fatcat:isw3lopmkrdo7ed6j4weryg6ta

Nature Inspired Flying Vehicles and Future Challenges in Aerospace

Messam Abbas Naqvi, Akhtar Abbas, Hassan Raza, Maria Hamid
2015 International Journal of Automotive Engineering and Technologies  
Future, advancements in materials, manufacturing technology and miniaturization of electronics will enable design and development of flapping wing robots similar to natural birds and insects with very  ...  This paper aims at highlighting the future requirements of urban warfare along with the challenges being faced to pursue flapping wing designs mimicking insects and birds flight.  ...  Vanderbilt University has also produced a similar insect [25] . Similarly, development of Cyborg beetle is being pursued by DARPA with research funding of more than 200 million dollars [20] .  ... 
doi:10.18245/ijaet.35585 fatcat:rnstsqe5yffopelrrbga2ctao4

Adaptive Structures and Biomimetic Robots – A Perspective

A. Concilio, I. Dimino, S. Ameduri, R. Pecor
2021 International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology  
The rapid increase in their use and development has significantly changed our society by gradually replacing a large share of human jobs.  ...  In this article, the authors propose an original view of a possible future scenario that is likely to consider a unique development path for research on adaptive structures and robotics.  ...  In detail, SARISTU presented a 5.5 m span wing equipped with an adaptive leading edge (the fore part of the wing), an adaptive trailing edge (the aft part) and a winglet (the wing tip), capable of giving  ... 
doi:10.31875/2409-9694.2020.07.6 fatcat:4k4nlu6b65czjamej2q27z747i

Property Investigation of Chemical Plume Tracing Algorithm in an Insect Using Bio-machine Hybrid System [chapter]

Daisuke Kurabayashi, Yosuke Takahashi, Ryo Minegishi, Elisa Tosello, Enrico Pagello, Ryohei Kanzaki
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this study, we investigated an aspect of the chemical plume tracing behavior of an insect by using a bio-machine hybrid system.  ...  We implemented an experimental system by which an insect brain was connected to a robot body.  ...  The experiments in this presentation were approved based on Article 22 clause 2 of the safety management rule of Tokyo Institute of Technology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_12 fatcat:aozej4ytzzadzackwhqoqai5l4

Energy scavenging from insect flight

Ethem Erkan Aktakka, Hanseup Kim, Khalil Najafi
2011 Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering  
Placing two generators (one on each wing) can result in more than 45 µW of power per insect.  ...  The necessary technology needed to fabricate this prototype was developed, including a process to machine high-aspect ratio devices from bulk piezoelectric substrates with minimum damage to the material  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the Hybrid Insect MEMS program of DARPA under grant no N66001-07-1-2006.  ... 
doi:10.1088/0960-1317/21/9/095016 fatcat:2q7lbzy4urak3dw3bcq5w5wvaq

Recent Developments in the Remote Radio Control of Insect Flight

Hirotaka Sato, Michel M. Maharbiz
2010 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
The continuing miniaturization of digital circuits and the development of low power radio systems coupled with continuing studies into the neurophysiology and dynamics of insect flight are enabling a new  ...  Keywords: insect flight, micro air vehicle (MAV), telemetry, cyborg insect, brain machine interface (BMI) MoVIe S3 | This movie shows remote elevation control of a free-flying Mecynorhina torquata.  ...  Each group developed systems with different trade-off choices in terms of functionality, weight, and complexity.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2010.00199 pmid:21629761 pmcid:PMC3100638 fatcat:2qnyuakt3nfh3c6te2pwzovw5q

Remote Navigation of Turtle by Controlling Instinct Behavior via Human Brain-computer Interface

Cheol-Hu Kim, Bongjae Choi, Dae-Gun Kim, Serin Lee, Sungho Jo, Phill-Seung Lee
2016 Journal of Bionic Engineering  
The turtle was chosen as the target animal, and we developed a head-mounted display, wireless communication, and a specially designed stimulation device for the turtle.  ...  To demonstrate the feasibility of the system, experimental tests were performed under various conditions. Our system could act as a framework for future human-animal interaction systems.  ...  Holzer and Shimoyama proposed a bio-robot system for controlling an insect (Periplaneta Americana) with electrical stimuli [13] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1672-6529(16)60322-0 fatcat:frrbbv52cvcb5ob2zwdeqwskaa

Epistemology, Activism, and Entanglement - Rethinking Knowledge Production

Lea Skewes, Stine Willum Adrian
2018 Kvinder, Køn og Forskning  
volumes Between Monsters, Goddessesand Cyborgs (1996) co-edited with Rosi Braidotti, Bits of Life (2008) with Anneke Smelik, andAssisted Reproduction Across Borders (2017) with Merete Lie.  ...  She has played a major role in the development of the PhDprogramme in interdisciplinary gender studies at Linköping University, which has a strong profilewithin feminist STS.  ...  Why did you not pick insects or something like that?"  ... 
doi:10.7146/kkf.v27i1.109677 fatcat:labeyllhdvgjphxmq4p4rcesh4

The Polish Cyborg. A Reflection on the Relationship between Man and Machine in Early Polish Modernism

Emiliano Ranocchi
2016 Pl.it  
Thereby he introduces an idea later known as "cyborg". The category of cyborg is also useful to understand the work of another today almost forgotten Polish writer of the Twenties, Jerzy Sosnkowski.  ...  In his essay of 1923, the leader of the group, Bruno Jasieński, compares the fetishistic cult of the machine, which characterizes the Italian approach, with the utilitarian one of the Russians, exemplified  ...  Weren't they similar to huge insects, or didn't they resemble the skeletons of some dead monsters?  ... 
doaj:b8e7d52d9e164a4d9b3bdb8084cc5125 fatcat:kvhvtcfjunfg3f5vyj7xcr2suu

Abstracts from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

2016 Hikaku seiri seikagaku(Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry)  
Tokyo, Japan Award lectures Studies on structure and function of insect microbrain Makoto MIZUNAMI, Fac.  ...  ., Japan Studies on neural and body mechanisms for self-initiated, controlled behavior in crustaceans Katsushi KAGAYA, Hakubi center for advanced research, Kyoto University The behavioral physiology of  ...  One recent breakthrough is to use the insect itself as a cyborg and control it by applying electrochemical methods.  ... 
doi:10.3330/hikakuseiriseika.33.145 fatcat:cbhctxib7nfvlcxkfajcpgb7xi

Dogs don't bark at parked cars

Jim Dator
1994 Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies  
With the evolution of artificial intelligence and artificial life, humans will no longer be the only part of nature thinking back, and acting back, on itself.  ...  And of course, as the electronic revolution merges with the biological evolution, we will have--if we don't have it already--artificial intelligence, and artificial life, and will be struggling even more  ... 
doi:10.1016/0016-3287(94)90092-2 fatcat:fv3i2ijzqbdlnapmpwwcn4hjdy
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