Graetzel, C F; Fry, S N; Beyeler, F; Sun, Y; Nelson, B J (2008). Real-time microforce sensors and high speed vision system for insect flight control analysis. In: Khatib, O; Kumar, V; Rus, D. Experimental Robotics : The 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics. Berlin, DE, 451-460. ISBN 978-3-540-77457-0 (Online), 978-3-540-77456-3 (Print).
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In this paper, we show how ”bio-inspired” robotics can benefit from a more generalized approach than case-by-case emulation. This generalization is obtained by investigating the design constraints found in biological organisms using a reverse-engineering approach. To achieve this, we have developed two novel technologies that are well suited to analyze the biomechanics and neural control in insect flight. First, we present a micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) force sensor for measuring flight forces. Second, we describe a 6000Hz high speed vision system for characterizing wing kinematics in real time. Finally, we integrate these technologies within a tethered flight ”simulator” for open and closed-loop investigations of sensory-motor pathways. Initial results are presented and future research perspectives are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2009 18:13|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 12:44|
|Series Name:||Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics|
|ISSN:||1610-7438 (Print), 1610-742X (Online)|
|ISBN:||978-3-540-77457-0 (Online), 978-3-540-77456-3 (Print)|
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