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From the octopus to soft robots control: an octopus inspired behavior control architecture for soft robots


Li, Tao; Nakajima, Kohei; Kuba, Michael; Gutnick, Tamar; Hochner, Binyamin; Pfeifer, Rolf (2012). From the octopus to soft robots control: an octopus inspired behavior control architecture for soft robots. Vie et Milieu, 61(4):211-217.

Abstract

In recent years, breakthroughs have been made in both biology and robotics by the close cooperation between biologists and roboticists. Researchers in the fields of octopus biological study and soft robotics can also benefit from working together and inspiring each other. However, this collaboration is not easy because of the different research motivations and terminologies used. This paper starts from challenges for controlling soft robots, through biological inspirations from the octopus, to their engineering interpretation for creating a behavior control architecture for soft robots. Hypotheses related to the octopus biology from the engineering perspective are also proposed. This work serves as a case study in biologist-roboticist collaboration. It wishes to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between these two disciplines.

In recent years, breakthroughs have been made in both biology and robotics by the close cooperation between biologists and roboticists. Researchers in the fields of octopus biological study and soft robotics can also benefit from working together and inspiring each other. However, this collaboration is not easy because of the different research motivations and terminologies used. This paper starts from challenges for controlling soft robots, through biological inspirations from the octopus, to their engineering interpretation for creating a behavior control architecture for soft robots. Hypotheses related to the octopus biology from the engineering perspective are also proposed. This work serves as a case study in biologist-roboticist collaboration. It wishes to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between these two disciplines.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:01 Feb 2013 12:32
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:28
Publisher:Universite de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie) * Laboratoire Arago
ISSN:0240-8759
Official URL:http://www.obs-banyuls.fr/Viemilieu/index.php/volume-61-2011/61-issue-4/614-article-6.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7787

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