Biomimetic and neuro-robotics
Biomimetic robotics research combines our curiosity of how biological systems work with our desire to solve hard engineering problems. Through the development of embodied physical models of biological sensori-motor systems, that can be embedded into physical environments, we can test current hypotheses of biological functionality and evaluate possible directions for technical exploitation. Similarly, neuro-robotics refers to biomimetic robotic systems developed for revealing or exploiting the computational principals of neural systems.
To develop an adaptive control algorithm based on proposed functionality of cerebellum applied to next generation, EAP based, soft-bodied robotics.
De-Mine, Tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining (2012-2016)
To investigate the use of biomimetic whisker sensors for underwater mine counter measures.
New technologies inspired by the whisker morphology and neural processing systems of the Norwegian rat and the Etruscan shrew.
Artificial touch technologies for robots that also help us understand how the brain controls the movement of the sensory systems.
An artificial whisker system which could provide a novel form of robot tactile sensor.
- Dr Martin
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All the robots described were designed in close collaboration with neuroscientists from: