Survey and Introduction to the Focused Section on Bio-Inspired Mechatronics

Metin Sitti, Arianna Menciassi, Auke Jan Ijspeert, Kin Huat Low, Sangbae Kim
2013 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Understanding and adapting the underlying principles of biological systems to engineering systems have the promise of enabling many new mechatronic systems that can operate in unstructured and uncertain environments robustly and efficiently. This paper first reports a brief survey of recent studies on bioinspired mechatronic systems and their biological counterparts in respects of locomotion, actuation, sensing, and control. Next, brief highlights of the 20 papers in this "Focused Section on
more » ... -Inspired Mechatronics" are given. Finally, current challenges and future trends of bio-inspired mechatronic systems are described.
doi:10.1109/tmech.2012.2233492 fatcat:fdi73scdcjh5bmklmwmv4y6kyu