From insects to robots.

  title={From insects to robots.},
  author={Barbara Webb},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  volume={46 5},
Insects provide a compelling ‘proof of principle’ for what robotic engineering might hope to achieve. They display adaptive sensorimotor interactions to support survival in an enormous range of environmental conditions and tasks. Their operation is notably robust compared to any man-made technology, and includes the ability to deal with damage, altered circumstances and the natural variability inherent in interacting with the world. Their control systems are impressively compact and energy… CONTINUE READING