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Taking inspiration from climbing plants: methodologies and benchmarks—a review

Isabella Fiorello, Emanuela Del Dottore, Francesca Tramacere, Barbara Mazzolai
2020 Zenodo  
Climbing plants are an important, yet innovative, source of inspiration due to their ability to adapt to diverse habitats, and can be used as a model for developing robots and smart devices for exploration  ...  One of the major challenges in robotics and engineering is to develop efficient technological solutions that are able to cope with complex environments and unpredictable constraints.  ...  Novel control devices for the remote release of objects at different scales have been inspired by hook climbers [167, 171] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3769020 fatcat:bwijyeherrb4loq4wyu6mv55tm

Remotely Powered Propulsion of Helical Nanobelts [chapter]

Gilgueng Hwang, Stéphane Régnier
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Synonyms Bond-order potential; REBO Definition Reactive empirical bond-order potentials are interatomic energy functions used in molecular dynamics simulation and modeling of nanosystems where an accurate  ...  but efficient description of chemical reactivity is required.  ...  Robot-Based Automation on the Nanoscale Definition The handling of micro-and nanoscale objects is an important application field of robotic technology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_204 fatcat:6mgkahuskvex3lg42y2iexjusa

Refractometric Sensing Using Plasmonic Nanoparticles [chapter]

Erik Martinsson, Daniel Aili
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Synonyms Bond-order potential; REBO Definition Reactive empirical bond-order potentials are interatomic energy functions used in molecular dynamics simulation and modeling of nanosystems where an accurate  ...  but efficient description of chemical reactivity is required.  ...  Robot-Based Automation on the Nanoscale Definition The handling of micro-and nanoscale objects is an important application field of robotic technology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_100984 fatcat:mfkokslav5fddendtnn2mjcuoy

Biomimetics—using nature to inspire human innovation

Yoseph Bar-Cohen
2006 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics  
A review is given of selected areas that were inspired by nature, and an outlook for potential development in biomimetics is presented.  ...  More substantial benefits of biomimetics include the development of prosthetics that closely mimic real limbs and sensory-enhancing microchips that are interfaced with the brain to assist in hearing, seeing  ...  Acknowledgment Some of the research reported in this manuscript was conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under a contract with National Aeronautics and  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-3182/1/1/p01 pmid:17671297 fatcat:iss7oicrcfdbrgnapoj6zevaee

Development of Modular Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Close Subsea Asset Inspection

Wael Gorma, Mark A. Post, James White, James Gardner, Yang Luo, Jongrae Kim, Paul D. Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Marvin Wright, Qing Xiao
2021 Applied Sciences  
Initial testing shows that the preliminary working prototype is functional in terms of water-tightness, propulsion, body control and communication using acoustics, with visual localisation and mapping  ...  To reduce human risk and maintenance costs, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are involved in subsea inspections and measurements for a wide range of marine industries such as offshore wind farms and  ...  grant number EP/S000747/, the White Rose Collaboration Fund through project "Innovating the Future of Bio-Inspired Autonomous, Robots for Offshore Renewable Energy Inspection" and the University of York  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11125401 fatcat:5iqnjcpmwvdxdhmj3o7f7ipbze

Fabrication and applications of stimuli‐responsive micro/nanopillar arrays

Jeong Eun Park, Sukyoung Won, Woongbi Cho, Jae Gwang Kim, Saebohm Jhang, Jae Gyeong Lee, Jeong Jae Wie
2021 Journal of Polymer Science  
In particular, photo-and magnetic actuation of pillar arrays revealed programmability according to the arrangement of the liquid crystal molecules or magnetic particles by remote control.  ...  In this review, we discuss the shape-reconfiguration of stimuli-responsive micro/ nanopillar arrays achieved by capillary force, light, magnetic field, and heat.  ...  [127] [128] [129] Although gecko-inspired structures have been actively demonstrated for robotic devices, 130, 131 challenges remain in the preparation of periodic pillar arrays with high aspect ratios  ... 
doi:10.1002/pol.20210311 fatcat:jb3bonvbrjdpxgohrn5dkxpykm

A Review on Active 3D Microstructures via Direct Laser Lithography

Irene Bernardeschi, Muhammad Ilyas, Lucia Beccai
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
An in-depth analysis of both indirect and direct methods is provided.  ...  In particular, the wide range of materials and strategies involved in each method is reported, including advantages and disadvantages, as well as examples of fabricated structures and their applications  ...  The application of magnetic coatings allows for the transportation and remote targeted release of microparticles in a controlled way.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202100051 fatcat:3g6wzfth3rgerblrohgk2di5pe

Inverse Kinematics of a Stewart Platform

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu, Raffaella Aversa, Antonio Apicella, MirMilad Mirsayar, Samuel Kozaitis, Taher Abu-Lebdeh, Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu
2018 Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics  
, manipulation of objects in the alien space, teleoperators in the top disciplines like medicine, robots covering a whole field greater service provision in our modern, computerized society.  ...  The development and diversification of machines and mechanisms with applications in all fields require new scientific researches for the systematization and improvement of existing mechanical systems by  ...  Veturia CHIROIU Honorific member of Technical Sciences Academy of Romania (ASTR) PhD supervisor in Mechanical Engineering and by Prof.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jmrsp.2018.45.59 fatcat:zt5dl4zkwfajlftzzggobngvtq

Review: Sensors for Biosignal/Health Monitoring in Electronic Skin

Hyeon Seok Oh, Chung Hyeon Lee, Na Kyoung Kim, Taechang An, Geon Hwee Kim
2021 Polymers  
We expect that patients' quality of life can be improved by the application of E-skin devices, which represent an applied advanced technology for real-time bio- and health signal monitoring.  ...  All of these techniques, which achieve high performance in different ways, are covered briefly in this paper.  ...  (a) Fabrication of rose petals biomimicking flexible PDMS micro/nano micro-dome structures. (b) Electrical measurement for a pressure sensor.  ... 
doi:10.3390/polym13152478 fatcat:mt6iksyvcvb2hmz4aumgadns3i

Form Follows Function [chapter]

Jim Davies, Jeremy Gibbons, Radu Calinescu, Charles Crichton, Steve Harris, Andrew Tsui
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Thomas Searle Supervisor: Dr C Clarke Communications and Positioning for Swarm Robots A proof of concept device has been designed to facilitate communications and relative positioning between micro swarm-robots  ...  of variability.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32355-3_2 fatcat:it4gcw7ynbctpklht6cmrobssq

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
of measuring Martian air temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and local magnetic fields.  ...  The Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), a collection of environmental sensors carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable  ...  After releasing the structure it deploys autonomously in orbit to a length of 4 m. When deployed, the antenna is still prestressed by means of control cords to increase its bending stiffness.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

A critical review of interfaces with the peripheral nervous system for the control of neuroprostheses and hybrid bionic systems

Xavier Navarro, Thilo B. Krueger, Natalia Lago, Silvestro Micera, Thomas Stieglitz, Paolo Dario
2005 Journal of the peripheral nervous system  
Herein, we provide a critical overview of the peripheral interfaces available and trace their use from research to clinical application in controlling artificial and robotic prostheses.  ...  A number of neuroprostheses use interfaces with peripheral nerves or muscles for neuromuscular stimulation and signal recording.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by grant IST-001917 (NEUROBOTICS, 'Fusing Neuroscience and Robotics'). funded by the European Commission in the framework of the ''Information Society Technologies  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1085-9489.2005.10303.x pmid:16221284 fatcat:jtvarkbdybehfk3oe7d2bwrjje

AN EMPIRICAL EXPLORATION OF THE NANOTECHNOLOGY

Nazia Tabassum
2020 Zenodo  
In its most basic form, it can be described as working with things that are small.  ...  Nanotechnology is defined as the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between 0.1 to 100 nanometers where unique phenomena enable novel applications.  ...  I would like to express my gratitude towards my family, my educator, and colleges for their co-operation and help me in completing this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3979252 fatcat:zprqsrnz5ngpppazormmax6uie

Ga Based Particles, Alloys and Composites: Fabrication and Applications

Zhi Li, Yiming Guo, Yufen Zong, Kai Li, Shuang Wang, Hai Cao, Chao Teng
2021 Nanomaterials  
In this review, we intend to present an overview of the state-of-art protocols for the synthesis of Ga-based materials, to introduce their potential applications in the fields ranging from wearable electronics  ...  property, which would open tremendous opportunities for the fundamental research and practical applications of stretchable and wearable electronic devices.  ...  For example, the deformation induced phase transition of LM can promote rapid and efficient drug release in human body.  ... 
doi:10.3390/nano11092246 pmid:34578561 fatcat:m7jbfcn76jcefaiayu7znhbmgu

Alternative Power Systems and Devices [chapter]

2017 Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines  
Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed.  ...  Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of their  ...  In robotic applications of part insertion into another object, the use of a remote center of compliance (RCC) device (typically wrist mounted) is often required instead of compliant arm.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781420037043-7 fatcat:px3rpk2xgvhtbjwr7s3h3k6ute
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