One of the emerging fields in robotics in recent years is bioinspired and biomimetic robotics. Nature’s solutions for challenging systems in robotics, such as swimming micro robots, a miniature robot in unstructured environment and sensing system for mobile robot is intriguing and often
overwhelms our capabilities.
In the RBM2S laboratory, ME, TAU in collaboration with the department of zoology we are developing several robotic projects that are using bioinspired principles. We are developing swimming actuators that are inspired by the spermatozoa’s swimming patterns, a miniature jumping/gliding robot inspired by the desert locust and an agricultural mobile robot with air sonar inspired by bats’ echo-location and classification
In this presentation we will present lessons learned from nature in the development of these systems.