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Robot Collection and Transport of Objects: A Biomimetic Process

Daniel Strömbom, Andrew J. King
2018 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Here, we adapt a shepherding algorithm inspired by sheepdogs to collect and transport objects using a robot.  ...  We suggest that this biomimetic process could be implemented into suitable robots to perform collection and transport tasks that might include - for example - cleaning up objects in the environment, keeping  ...  discussiOn We have shown that our biomimetic collection algorithm works when implemented into a simple robot and that the resulting robot collection process exhibits several potentially useful properties  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2018.00048 pmid:33500933 pmcid:PMC7805832 fatcat:h6dus5vh45dkxfqbi45epf5wfm

Paleomimetics: A Conceptual Framework for a Biomimetic Design Inspired by Fossils and Evolutionary Processes

Valentina Perricone, Tobias Grun, Pasquale Raia, Carla Langella
2022 Biomimetics  
a typical biomimetic design approach, as well as laying the foundation for a biomimetic design inspired by extinct species and evolutionary processes: Paleomimetics.  ...  In biomimetic design, functional systems, principles, and processes observed in nature are used for the development of innovative technical systems.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/biomimetics7030089 pmid:35892359 pmcid:PMC9326541 fatcat:qpmahtiymvcpvddsi3josb4zly

Throwing Objects -- A bio-inspired Approach for the Transportation of Parts

Heinz Frank, Norbert Wellerdick-Wojtasik, Bianca Hagebeuker, Gregor Novak, Stefan Mahlknecht
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics  
Such a transport approach requires besides proper working throwing and catching devices a high precision object detection mechanism.  ...  In this paper a new way of transporting parts in production systems is described.  ...  Examples are: -Within a working process flying objects like a shuttle in a weaving machine can be collected. -In storage-systems parts can be handed over to driving transport systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2006.340302 dblp:conf/robio/FrankWHNM06 fatcat:qmx4n7l3jjd3tpljyrir3mkv6e

Human motion in cooperative tasks: Moving object case study

S. Miossec, A. Kheddar
2009 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics  
However, we found an invariant velocity shape both for standalone and cooperation situations that can be used as a basic model for a robotic implementation.  ...  This paper describes results obtained in a preliminary investigation of a cooperative task consisting, for a pair of human operators, in moving a handle-shaped object between two predefined locations on  ...  Examples of such tasks include cooperative object handling and transportation, cooperative assembly, etc.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2009.4913224 dblp:conf/robio/MiossecK08 fatcat:eejb4335gfgwpkqfacptlwd2fm

The effect of the non-target object position on wrist motion

Jun Li, Azwirman Gusrialdi, Sandra Hirche, Anna Schuboe
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics  
In the present work we show the important role of wrist movements for the avoidance of non-target objects (obstacles) in a psychological pick-and-place experiment.  ...  The results show that humans can adjust the position of their wrist as well as the angle between their underarm and their hand during a prehension movement relative to the position of a non-target object  ...  Sensor data were collected by a Polhemus Liberty magnetic motion tracker with six degrees of freedom (X, Y and Z coordinates, azimuth, elevation and roll and sampling rate is 240 Hz).  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2010.5723590 dblp:conf/robio/LiGHS10 fatcat:4ucevyor4balrpaticq6ujay7m

Multi-objective optimization for efficient motion of underwater snake robots

E. Kelasidi, M. Jesmani, K. Y. Pettersen, J. T. Gravdahl
2016 Artificial Life and Robotics  
As is the case with all multi-objective optimization problems, the solution is not a single point but rather a set of points.  ...  To this end, we formulate a multi-objective optimization problem to minimize power consumption and maximize forward velocity.  ...  Acknowledgements Research partly funded by VISTA -a basic research program in collaboration between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and Statoil, and partly supported by the Research Council  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10015-016-0332-3 fatcat:f6txlcdlajg3fopnlpznu6k3gq

Recent progress of biomimetic motions—from microscopic micro/nanomotors to macroscopic actuators and soft robotics

Hongbo Zeng, Yu Wang, Tao Jiang, Hongqin Xia, Xue Gu, Hongxu Chen
2021 RSC Advances  
Biomimetic motions are derived from the many different functional materials and/or intricate and highly organized structure of the biological material from the molecular to the nanoscale, microscale and  ...  This so robot mimics the principle of water transport in plants, and is able to curl and climb simply like a plant (Fig. 6D ).  ...  (B) Transport of a wide range of microscopic objects by hydrogel microgripper. Reproduced with permission from ref. 89; copyright 2019 Wiley-VCH.  ... 
doi:10.1039/d1ra05021d pmid:35480677 pmcid:PMC9037800 fatcat:dg43a4mmebhbfcb2shnxeunnxq

Modeling, Simulation and Control of a Power Assist Robot for Manipulating Objects Based on Operator's Weight Perception [chapter]

S. M. Mizanoor Rahman, Ryojun Ikeura, Haoyong Yu
2011 MATLAB for Engineers - Applications in Control, Electrical Engineering, IT and Robotics  
Interaction processes and phenomena between robot and human when manipulating an object with a power assist robot.Modeling, Simulation and Control of a Power Assist Robot for Manipulating Objects Based  ...  Thus, the readers will get a collection of all possible works related and similar to the contents of this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.5772/19646 fatcat:bbjlwbjtnzg7fkjjfuq6g6amfu

Noncontact orientation of objects in three-dimensional space using magnetic levitation

A. B. Subramaniam, D. Yang, H.-D. Yu, A. Nemiroski, S. Tricard, A. K. Ellerbee, S. Soh, G. M. Whitesides
2014 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Unlike mechanical agitation or robotic selection, orienting using MagLev is possible for objects having a range of different physical characteristics (e.g., different shapes, sizes, and mechanical properties  ...  The orientation of objects of uniform density in the MagLev device shows a sharp geometry-dependent transition: an analytical theory rationalizes this transition and predicts the orientation of objects  ...  the object is appropriately oriented and can be transported to the next process.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1408705111 pmid:25157136 pmcid:PMC4246944 fatcat:og3jfqdsxzajnpnng22msmcttu

Multi-objective evolution of fast and stable gaits on a physical quadruped robotic platform

Tonnes F. Nygaard, Jim Torresen, Kyrre Glette
2016 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)  
The main goal of the thesis is to develop methods and technology to enable adaptation of the physical body of a robot to new real-world environments.  ...  The thesis concludes that adaptation of the physical body of a robot is feasible, and in fact, already shows significant benefits with current technology and methods.  ...  A controller is often chosen early in the design process of a robot, and is used in a wide range of different evaluation budgets and environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssci.2016.7850167 dblp:conf/ssci/NygaardTG16 fatcat:x3aoioqesvghzk7lbzpejridwi


Hongli Liu, Yufeng Tang, Qixin Zhu, Guangming Xie
2014 International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems  
With its character of high flexibility and intelligence, biomimetic robot fish have become one of the research focuses in the field of underwater robots in recent years.  ...  As mankind steps into the 21st century, the exploration of the ocean also enters a new phase.  ...  On this account, it is one of the significant issues of the research and development on biomimetic robot fish that how to collect and analyze environmental information.  ... 
doi:10.21307/ijssis-2017-665 fatcat:gu2nnepumrba3enu75gcwz6k7u

Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Biomimetics and Novel Aspects in Robotics

S.K. Agrawal, V. Krovi
2006 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Biomimetics and Novel Aspects in Robotics T HIS issue presents a collection of 11 papers covering the themes of novel sensing and actuation, human-robot  ...  Tang et al., in contrast, examine cooperative payload transport by robot collectives in an "Army of Ants" approach.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2006.871146 fatcat:dsafamoak5bjxod2ossh754txi

Human-Inspired Reflex to Autonomously Prevent Slip of Grasped Objects Rotated with a Prosthetic Hand

Zachary Ray, Erik D. Engeberg
2018 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
Oftentimes, a satisfactory grip force in one situation will be inadequate in different situations, such as when the object is rotated or transported.  ...  This paper explores a human-inspired grasp reflex controller for prosthetic hands to prevent slip of objects when they are rotated.  ...  Acknowledgments is research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Award nos. 1317952 and 1536136) and the National Institutes of Health (Award no. 1R01EB025819).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2018/2784939 pmid:30034672 pmcid:PMC6035834 fatcat:zq6egpqxzrhzhl7j64brfl3kpm

A survey of the development of biomimetic intelligence and robotics

Jiankun Wang, Weinan Chen, Xiao Xiao, Yangxin Xu, Chenming Li, Xiao Jia, Max Q.-H. Meng
2021 Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics  
A B S T R A C T Biomimetics is the development of novel theories and technologies by emulating the models and systems of nature.  ...  This survey introduces the development of biomimetic intelligence and biomimetic robotics.  ...  Hence, a computing mechanism of the objects can be constructed: a certain number of objects within a certain membrane are initialized, and the system starts evolving and iterates.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.birob.2021.100001 fatcat:vvpui4txzrbgtkf5wjcjs4sqfe

Modeling, design and analysis of a biomimetic eyeball-like robot with accommodation mechanism

Yang Zhang, Jinguo Liu, Keqi Qi, Zhiwei Liu
2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  
This paper presents a prototype design and system analysis of a novel biomimetic eyeball-like robot (BEBOT) with mechanism implementing the process of accommodation.  ...  Anterior side of ALS is a plano-convex lens fixed on the body of robotic eyeball, while posterior side includes liquid sealed by motion platform with soft optical membrane.  ...  Weijia Zhou for their invaluable support and assistance during the research for the prototype of the BEBOT.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2013.6739570 dblp:conf/robio/ZhangLQL13 fatcat:cf7oxoubgrhmlgjxqot2two54q
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