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Flying insects and robots

Author: Dario Floreano
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding flight mechanics of insects can aid engineers in developing intelligent flying robots. In this seminal book, biologists and engineers detail the mechanics, technology, and intelligence  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Floreano
ISBN: 9783540893929 354089392X 3540893938 9783540893936
OCLC Number: 277069178
Description: xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Experimental approaches toward a functional understanding of insect flight control / Steven N. Fry --
From visual guidance in flying insects to autonomous aerial vehicles / Mandyam V. Srinivasan, Saul Thurrowgood, and Dean Soccol --
Optic flow based autopilots : speed control and obstacle avoidance / Nicolas Franceschini, Frank Ruffier and Julien Serres --
Active vision in blowflies : strategies and mechanisms of spatial orientation / Martin Egelhaaf [and others] --
Wide-field integration methods for visuomotor control / J. Sean Humbert [and others] --
Optic flow to steer and avoid collisions in 3D / Jean-Christopher Zufferey, Antoine Beyeler, and Dario Floreano --
Visual homing in insects and robots / Jochen Zeil, Norbert Boeddeker, and Wolfgang Stürzl --
Motion detection chips for robotic platforms / Rico Moeckel and Shih-Chii Liu --
Insect-inspired odometry by optic flow recorded with optical mouse chips / Hansjürgen Dahmen, Alain Millers, and Hanspecter A. Mallot --
Microoptical artificial compound eyes / Andreas Brückner [and others] --
Flexible wings and fluid-structure interactions for micro-air vehicles / W. Shyy [and others] --
Flow control using flapping wings for an efficient low-speed micro-air vehicle / Kevin D. Jones and Max F. Platzer --
A passively stable hovering flapping micro-air vehicle / Floris van Breugel, Zhi Ern Teoh, and Hod Lipson --
The scalable design hovering flapping micro-air vehicles inspired by insect flight / David Lentink, Stefan R. Jongerius, and Nancy L. Bradshaw --
Springy shells, pliant plates and minimal motors : abstracting the insect thorax to drive a micro-air vehicle / Robin J. Wootton --
Challenges for 100 milligram flapping flight / Ronald S. Fearing and Robert J. Wood --
The limits of turning control in flying insects / Fritz-Olaf Lehmann --
A miniature vehicle with extended aerial and terrestrial mobility / Richard J. Bachmann [and others] --
Towards a self-deploying and gliding robot / Mirko Kovač, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, and Dario Floreano --
Solar-powered micro-air vehicles and challenges in downscaling / André North and Roland Siegwart --
Technology and fabrication of ultralight micro-aerial vehicles / Adam Klaptocz and Jean-Daniel Nicoud.
Responsibility: Dario Floreano [and others], editors.

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