Category: Bio-Inspired Robotics

Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

MURI Project: Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

“Researchers from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded a 2019 multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award from the Air Force

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How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing?

Laura Y. Matloff, Eric Chang, Teresa J. Feo, Lindsie Jeffries, Amanda K. Stowers, Cole Thomson, David Lentink. How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing. Science 17 Jan 2020: Vol. 367, Issue 6475, pp. 293-297. DOI: …

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How does the PigeonBot fly like birds using real feathers?

Eric Chang, Laura Y. Matloff, Amanda K. Stowers and David Lentink. Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion. Science Robotics 16 Jan 2020: Vol. 5, Issue 38, eaay1246. DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aay1246

Abstract
“Since the Wright …

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How to use bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation

Ralph Simon, Stefan Rupitsch, Markus Baumann, Huan Wu, Herbert Peremans, Jan Steckel. Bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2020, 201909890; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1909890117

Significance
“Artificial landmarks are widely used …

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How the Spiking Neural Network allows for navigation through an environment via landmark association without needing GPS?

Alexander Jones, Andrew Rush, Cory Merkel, Eric Herrmann, Ajey P. Jacob, Clare Thiem, Rashmi Jha. A neuromorphic SLAM architecture using gated-memristive synapses. Neurocomputing, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2019.09.098.

Abstract
Navigation in GPS-denied environments is a critical challenge for autonomous mobile platforms

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What are the main challenges and the future prospects of neuromorphic computing?

Roy, K., Jaiswal, A. & Panda, P. Towards spike-based machine intelligence with neuromorphic computing. Nature 575, 607–617 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1677-2

Abstract
“Guided by brain-like ‘spiking’ computational frameworks, neuromorphic computing—brain-inspired computing for machine intelligence—promises to realize artificial intelligence while reducing the

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How to enable robots to navigate the moon?

A latest IEEE Spectrum Report titled ‘Robots Will Navigate the Moon With Maps They Make Themselves‘ by Prachi Patel has been published. 

Astrobotic’s autonomous navigation will help lunar landers, rovers, and drones find their way on the moon. …

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