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Artificial bivalves - The biomimetics of underwater burrowing


Germann, D P; Schatz, W; Eggenberger Hotz, P (2011). Artificial bivalves - The biomimetics of underwater burrowing. In: FET11 -- The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary, 4 May 2011 - 6 May 2011, 169-172.

Abstract

Biomimetics is a fruitful combination of biology and engineering, leading not only to technological innovations but also new nsights into biological questions. In this ongoing project, embodied artificial intelligence (embodied AI), artificial evolution and palaeontology are combined to investigate the functional morphology of bivalves. This cross-fertilization allows to expand biomimetics from current biological systems to the whole evolutionary history and to apply the synthetic approach common in embodied AI as a method to tackle open palaeontological questions. So far, a robotic platform has been built to mimic the burrowing technique applied by bivalves. First results show interesting insights into underwater burrowing. We plan to build a more complex version of the system and to perform evolutionary robotics experiments.

Biomimetics is a fruitful combination of biology and engineering, leading not only to technological innovations but also new nsights into biological questions. In this ongoing project, embodied artificial intelligence (embodied AI), artificial evolution and palaeontology are combined to investigate the functional morphology of bivalves. This cross-fertilization allows to expand biomimetics from current biological systems to the whole evolutionary history and to apply the synthetic approach common in embodied AI as a method to tackle open palaeontological questions. So far, a robotic platform has been built to mimic the burrowing technique applied by bivalves. First results show interesting insights into underwater burrowing. We plan to build a more complex version of the system and to perform evolutionary robotics experiments.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:6 May 2011
Deposited On:10 Jan 2012 09:43
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:21
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Procedia Computer Science
Number:7
ISSN:1877-0509
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.procs.2011.09.012
Related URLs:http://www.fet11.eu/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:6203
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54758

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