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Details the current state-of-the-art research in robotics
Written by top international experts in robotics and artificial life
Hopping, climbing and swimming robots, nano-size neural networks, motorless walkers, slime mould and chemical brains --- this book offers unique designs and prototypes of life-like creatures in conventional hardware and hybrid bio-silicon systems. Ideas and implementations of living phenomena in non-living substrates cast a colourful picture of state-of-the-art advances in hardware models of artificial life.
Focusing on topics and areas based on non-traditional thinking, and new and emerging paradigms in bio-inspired robotics, this book has a unifying theme: the design and real-world implementation of artificial life robotic devices.
Students and researchers will find this coverage of topics such as robotic energy autonomy, multi-locomotion of robots, biologically inspired autonomous robots, evolution in colonies of robotic insects, neuromorphic analog devices, self-configurable robots, and chemical and biological controllers for robots, will considerably enhance their understanding of the issues involved in the development of not-traditional hardware systems at the cusp of artificial life and robotics.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Artificial Life - Bioengineering, biomechanics and bioelectronics - Evolution - Hardware - Nature-inspired Robotics - Physical Simulation of living forms - biologically inspired - dynamical systems - learning - neural network - perception - robot - robotics
The History and Future of Stiquito: A Hexapod Insectoid Robot.- Learning Legged Locomotion.- Salamandra Robotica: A Biologically Inspired Amphibious Robot that Swims and Walks.- Multilocomotion Robot: Novel Concept, Mechanism, and Control of Bio-inspired Robot.- Self-regulatory Hardware: Evolutionary Design for Mechanical Passivity on a Pseudo Passive Dynamic Walker.- Perception for Action in Roving Robots: A Dynamical System Approach.- Nature-inspired Single-electron Computers.- Tribolon: Water-Based Self-Assembly Robots.- Artificial Symbiosis in EcoBots.- The Phi-Bot: A Robot Controlled by a Slime Mould.- Reaction–Diffusion Controllers for Robots.