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Self-Organization, Embodiment, and Biologically Inspired Robotics
Robotics researchers increasingly agree that ideas from biology and self-organization can strongly benefit the design of autonomous robots. Biological organisms have evolved to perform and survive in
Stable dynamic walking over uneven terrain
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A constructive control design for stabilization of non-periodic trajectories of underactuated robots, using a transverse linearization about the desired motion and providing exponential orbital stability of the target trajectory of the original nonlinear system.
New Robotics: Design Principles for Intelligent Systems
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Artificial evolution together with morphogenesis is not only nice to have but is in fact a necessary tool for designing embodied agents and the principles of ecological balance, and sensory-motor coordination, are argued.
Real-World, Real-Time Robotic Grasping with Convolutional Neural Networks
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This work investigates the use of Deep Learning to develop a real-time scheme on a physical robot, using a convolutional neural network trained in a supervised manner to regress grasping coordinates from RGB-D data.
Goal-Directed Navigation of an Autonomous Flying Robot Using Biologically Inspired Cheap Vision
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Inspired by the visual navigation of flying insects, a model of vision-based navigation using Elementary Motion Detectors (EMDs) is presented, showing that goal-directed navigation can be potentially achieved by simple visual processing, and that the design flexibility of this approach leads to high adaptivity to the given task-environment.
Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot — preliminary experiments with different Emotional patterns —
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A new whole body emotion expressing bipedal humanoid robot, named KOBIAN, which is also capable to express human-like emotions and confirmed the robot can clearly express its emotions, and that very high recognition ratios are possible.
Navigation in an autonomous flying robot by using a biologically inspired visual odometer
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A biologically inspired model of the bee's visual odometer based on Elementary Motion Detectors (EMDs) is proposed, and results from goal-directed navigation experiments with an autonomous flying robot platform developed specifically for this purpose are presented.
Towards Bipedal Jogging as a Natural Result of Optimizing Walking Speed for Passively Compliant Three-Segmented Legs
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This research investigates how compliance and damping can deliberately be used in humanoid robots to improve walking capabilities and finds a good match between real robot experiments and numerical simulations.
Minimalistic control of biped walking in rough terrain
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This article tackles with the problem of bipedal locomotion in rough terrains by using a minimalistic control architecture for the compass gait walking model using an open-loop sinusoidal oscillation of hip motor, which induces basic walking stability without sensory feedback.
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