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Robotics 2016, 5(4), 20; doi:10.3390/robotics5040020

Towards Bio-Inspired Chromatic Behaviours in Surveillance Robots

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore 139651, Singapore
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Institute of Inginieria and Technology, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez 32310, Mexico
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Engineering Product Development Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 487372, Singapore
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Department of Electronics, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla 72000, Mexico
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Received: 30 June 2016 / Revised: 21 September 2016 / Accepted: 26 September 2016 / Published: 29 September 2016
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Abstract

The field of Robotics is ever growing at the same time as posing enormous challenges. Numerous works has been done in biologically inspired robotics emulating models, systems and elements of nature for the purpose of solving traditional robotics problems. Chromatic behaviours are abundant in nature across a variety of living species to achieve camouflage, signaling, and temperature regulation. The ability of these creatures to successfully blend in with their environment and communicate by changing their colour is the fundamental inspiration for our research work. In this paper, we present dwarf chameleon inspired chromatic behaviour in the context of an autonomous surveillance robot, “PACHONDHI”. In our experiments, we successfully validated the ability of the robot to autonomously change its colour in relation to the terrain that it is traversing for maximizing detectability to friendly security agents and minimizing exposure to hostile agents, as well as to communicate with fellow cooperating robots. View Full-Text
Keywords: chromatic behaviour; bio-inspired robots; dwarf chameleons; camouflage; security robots chromatic behaviour; bio-inspired robots; dwarf chameleons; camouflage; security robots
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Karutaa Gnaniar, S.K.; Elara Mohan, R.; Martinez-Garcia, E.A.; Ambrosio Lazaro, R.C. Towards Bio-Inspired Chromatic Behaviours in Surveillance Robots. Robotics 2016, 5, 20.

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