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Biologically inspired robotics
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, F.L. : Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, c2012
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xv, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Robotic engineering inspired by biology¿biomimetics¿has many potential applications: robot snakes can be used for rescue operations in disasters, snake-like endoscopes can be used in medical diagnosis, and artificial muscles can replace damaged muscles to recover the motor functions of human limbs. Conversely, the application of robotics technology to our understanding of biological systems and behaviors¿biorobotic modeling and analysis¿provides unique research opportunities: robotic manipulation technology with optical tweezers can be used to study the cell mechanics of human red blood cells, a surface electromyography sensing system can help us identify the relation between muscle forces and hand movements, and mathematical models of brain circuitry may help us understand how the cerebellum achieves movement control.

Biologically Inspired Robotics contains cutting-edge material¿considerably expanded and with additional analysis¿from the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). These 16 chapters cover both biomimetics and biorobotic modeling/analysis, taking readers through an exploration of biologically inspired robot design and control, micro/nano bio-robotic systems, biological measurement and actuation, and applications of robotics technology to biological problems.

Contributors examine a wide range of topics, including:

A method for controlling the motion of a robotic snake The design of a bionic fitness cycle inspired by the jaguar The use of autonomous robotic fish to detect pollution A noninvasive brain-activity scanning method using a hybrid sensor A rehabilitation system for recovering motor function in human hands after injury Human-like robotic eye and head movements in human¿machine interactions

A state-of-the-art resource for graduate students and researchers in the fields of control engineering, robotics, and biomedical engineering, this text helps readers understand the technology and principles in this emerging field.

Table of Contents

Yunhui Liu and Dong SunXiaodong Wu and Shugen MaJun Zhang and Ying Hu and Haiyang Jin and Zhijian Long and Jianwei ZhangAiguo Ming and Chunquan XuHuosheng Hu and John Oyekan and Dongbing GuBingtuan Gao and Ning Xi and Jianguo Zhao and Jing XuHuseyin Uvet and Akiyuki Hasegawa and Kenichi Ohara and Tomohito Takubo and Yasushi Mae and Tatsuo AraiYouhua Tan and Dong Sun and Wenhao HuangToshio Fukuda and Masahiro Nakajima and Mohd Ridzuan AhmadAtsnshi Saito and Alexsandr Ianov and Yoshiyuki SankaiBaopu Li and Max Q.-H. MengXueyan Tang and Yunhui Liu and Congyi Lu and Weilun PoonH. T. Guo and W. H. LiaoHenrik Jörntell and Per-Ola Forsberg and Fredrik Bengtsson and Rolf JohanssonHiroshi Yamaura and Kojiro Matsushita and Ryu Kato and Hiroshi YokoiStefan Kohlbecher and Klaus Bartl and Erich Schneider and Jürgen Blume and Alexander Bannat and Stefan Sosnowski and Kolja Kühnlenz and Gerhard Rigoll and Frank Wallhoff
Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. xi
1 Introduction to Biologically Inspired Roboticsp. 1
2 CPG-Based Control of Serpentine Locomotion of a Snake-Like Robotp. 13
3 Analysis and Design of a Bionic Fitness Cyclep. 33
4 Human-Inspired Hyper Dynamic Manipulationp. 55
5 A School of Robotic Fish for Pollution Detection in Portp. 85
6 Development of a Low-Noise Bio-Inspired Humanoid Robot Neckp. 105
7 Automatic Single-Cell Transfer Modulep. 125
8 Biomechanical Characterization of Human Red Blood Cells with Optical Tweezersp. 147
9 Nanorobotic Manipulation for a Single Biological Cellp. 165
10 Measurement of Brain Activity Using Optical and Electrical Methodsp. 189
11 Bowel Polyp Detection in Capsule Endoscopy Images with Color and Shape Featuresp. 205
12 Classification of Hand Motion Using Surface EMG Signalsp. 219
13 Multifunctional Actuators Utilizing Magnetorheological Fluids for Assistive Knee Bracesp. 239
14 Mathematical Modeling of Brain Circuitry during Cerebellar Movement Controlp. 263
15 Development of Hand Rehabilitation System Using Wire-Driven Link Mechanism for Paralysis Patientsp. 277
16 A Test Environment for Studying the Human-Likeness of Robotic Eye Movementsp. 295
Indexp. 313