Special Issue "Sensors, Motor Coordination, and High-Level Cognition in Bio-Inspired Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2021.
Interests: biorobotics; bio-inspired robotics; optic flow; visual guidance; celestial compass; bio-inspired navigation
Interests: embodied neurorobotics; bio-inspired robotics; neural locomotion control; learning and plasticity; machine learning for robotics
Interests: nonlinear systems modeling and control; bio-inspired robots, adaptive locomotion; learning systems; insect brain architectures
Interests: Nonlinear Systems Modeling and Control; Bio-Robotics; Locomotion control, Spiking Neural Networks, Insect-Inspired Control Systems; System Identification and Soft Sensor Development
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Biomimetics is the development of innovative technologies through the distillation of principles from Nature. Bio-inspired robots are formed by combining at least one biological principle embodied either in their perceptive systems or in their locomotor systems, or both at once. Many animals show remarkable locomotion, navigation, and even high-level cognitive skills to deal with difficult or dynamically changing environmental conditions by efficiently extracting information from their surrounding environment in an attempt to reach their goal. This is sometimes attained through the efficient exploitation of a relatively simple and distributed brain architecture embodied into an extremely resilient and incredibly sensorized body structure. Understanding and mimicking such reliable sensors, motor coordination, and high-level control systems is thus necessary for new generations of robots operating outdoors to reach a similar level of performance to animals.
This Special Issue will focus on all aspects related to bio-inspired robotic architectures and their constituents, including sensors, motor coordination, and high-level cognitive functions.
Dr. Julien Serres
Dr. Poramate Manoonpong
Dr. Paolo Arena
Dr. Luca Patanè
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bio-inspired actuators
- Bio-inspired sensors
- Bio-inspired navigation
- Learning in bio-inspired robots
- Sensory-motor coordination
- Soft robotics
- Legged robotics
- Unconventional perception
- Polarized vision
- Neural control
- Spiking neural networks
- Bio-inspired brain models
- Neuromorphic systems