Learn More
The experimental integration of bioinspired robots in groups of social animals has become a valuable tool to understand the basis of social behavior and uncover the fundamental determinants of animal communication. In this study, we measured the preference of fertile female bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei) for robotic replicas whose aspect ratio, body(More)
We consider the von Kármán nonlinearity and the Casimir force to develop reduced-order models for prestressed clamped rectangular and circular electrostatically actuated microplates. Reduced-order models are derived by taking flex-ural vibration mode shapes as basis functions for the transverse displacement. The in-plane displacement vector is decomposed as(More)
One relevant application of SAR remote sensing is the generation of Digital Surface Models (DSMs) of the Earth's surface, thanks to the SAR independence from logistic constraints on the ground, illumination and weather conditions. Starting from SAR imagery two different approaches can be used to generate DSMs: the well known interferometric and the(More)
Structures are subject to extensive vibrations that can reduce their life and contribute to failure. Piezoelectric transducers in conjunction with appropriate electric networks, can be used as a mechanical energy dissipation device. Most of the previous work has focused on active control in which electric power is supplied to the actuators that exert(More)
Values of constants c 2 and c 3 in Table 1 should be interchanged (i.e., c 2 = 0.126 and c 3 = 0.325. Authors apologize for any inconvenience caused to users of the Table. Abstract: A novel estimate for the line-to-ground capacitance that accurately predicts the pull-in instability parameters for narrow electrostatically actuated microbeams is proposed.(More)
  • 1