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Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks (2016)
Journal Article
Papaharalabos, G., Stinchcombe, A., Horsfield, I., Melhuish, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(3), H3047-H3051. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0081703jes

© The Author(s) 2016. This study presents a novel method for avoiding cell reversal whilst optimising energy harvesting from stacked Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) by dynamically reconfiguring the electrical connections between them. The sequential chan... Read More about Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks.

On hybrid circuits exploiting thermistive properties of slime mould (2016)
Journal Article
Ieropoulos, I. A., Walter, X. A., Horsfield, I., Mayne, R., Ieropoulos, I., & Adamatzky, A. (2016). On hybrid circuits exploiting thermistive properties of slime mould. Scientific Reports, 6(23924), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep23924

Slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a single cell visible by the unaided eye. Let the slime mould span two electrodes with a single protoplasmic tube: if the tube is heated to approximately ≈40 °C, the electrical resistance of the protoplasmic tube... Read More about On hybrid circuits exploiting thermistive properties of slime mould.

Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks (2014)
Journal Article
Papaharalabos, G., Greenman, J., Stinchcombe, A., Horsfield, I., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2014). Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks. Journal of Power Sources, 272, 34-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.187

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a bioelectrochemical device that uses anaerobic bacteria to convert chemical energy locked in biomass into small amounts of electricity. One viable way of increasing energy extraction is by stacking multiple MFC units a... Read More about Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks.

Clinical consistency of vibration sense testing: Development of a manikin great toe with embedded accelerometer for testing and training (2014)
Journal Article
Horsfield, I., & Levy, A. (2014). Clinical consistency of vibration sense testing: Development of a manikin great toe with embedded accelerometer for testing and training

Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral nerve damage and vibration perception is the first sensory modality affected. A standard tuning fork remains the most widely used tool for assessing vibration perception in clinical practice, however in... Read More about Clinical consistency of vibration sense testing: Development of a manikin great toe with embedded accelerometer for testing and training.

A variable compliance, soft gripper (2013)
Journal Article
Giannaccini, M. E., Georgilas, I., Horsfield, I., Peiris, B. H. P. M., Lenz, A., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014). A variable compliance, soft gripper. Autonomous Robots, 36(1-2), 93-107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10514-013-9374-8

Autonomous grasping is an important but challenging task and has therefore been intensively addressed by the robotics community. One of the important issues is the ability of the grasping device to accommodate varying object shapes in order to form a... Read More about A variable compliance, soft gripper.

Artificial active whiskers for guiding underwater autonomous walking robots (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Rooney, T., Pearson, M., Welsby, J., Horsfield, I., Sewell, R., & Dogramadzi, S. (2011, September). Artificial active whiskers for guiding underwater autonomous walking robots. Paper presented at CLAWAR 2011

A low-cost, biologically inspired underwater walking robot (see Fig. 1) has been designed and built to covertly explore the seabed and to determine properties of submerged objects in obscure and inaccessible underwater locations. This paper focuses o... Read More about Artificial active whiskers for guiding underwater autonomous walking robots.

Object localisation using active whiskers on underwater autonomous walking robot (2011)
Book Chapter
Rooney, T., Pearson, M., Welsby, J., Horsfield, I., Sewell, R., & Dogramadzi, S. (2011). Object localisation using active whiskers on underwater autonomous walking robot. In P. Bidaud, M. O. Tokhi, C. Grande, & G. S. Virk (Eds.), Field Robotics: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 190-195. World Scientific Publishing Co. https://doi.org/10.1142/8305

A low-cost, biologically inspired underwater walking robot (see Fig. 1) has been designed and built to covertly explore the seabed and to determine properties of submerged objects in obscure and inaccessible underwater locations. This paper focuses o... Read More about Object localisation using active whiskers on underwater autonomous walking robot.

EcoBot-III: A robot with guts (2010)
Book Chapter
Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Horsfield, I. (2010). EcoBot-III: A robot with guts. In H. Fellermann, M. Dörr, M. M. Hanczyc, L. L. Laursen, S. Maurer, D. Merkle, …S. Rasmussen (Eds.), Artificial Life X: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 733-740. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

This paper describes the work carried out to develop EcoBot- III, which is a robot with an artificial digestion system. The robot is powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) and it is designed to collect food and water from the environment, digest the... Read More about EcoBot-III: A robot with guts.

Artificial life models in hardware (2009)
Book
Komosinski, M., Adamatzky, A., Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Horsfield, I. (2009). A. Adamatzky, & M. Komosinski (Eds.), Artificial life models in hardware. London: Spinger-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-530-7

Hopping, climbing and swimming robots, nano-size neural networks, motorless walkers, slime mould and chemical brains - 'Artificial Life Models in Hardware' offers unique designs and prototypes of life-like creatures in conventional hardware and hybri... Read More about Artificial life models in hardware.

Peripherals of BES from processing current to data transmission (2009)
Book Chapter
Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Horsfield, I. (2009). Peripherals of BES from processing current to data transmission. In K. Rabaey, L. Angenent, U. Schroder, & J. Keller (Eds.), Bioelectrochemical Systems: From Extracellular Electron Transfer to Biotechnological ApplicationsIWA Publishing

Energetically autonomous robots: Food for thought (2006)
Journal Article
Melhuish, C., Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J., & Horsfield, I. (2006). Energetically autonomous robots: Food for thought. Autonomous Robots, 21(3), 187-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10514-006-6574-5

This paper reports on the robot EcoBot-II, which is designed to power itself solely by converting unrefined insect biomass into useful energy using on-board microbial fuel cells with oxygen cathodes. In bench experiments different 'fuels' (sugar, fru... Read More about Energetically autonomous robots: Food for thought.


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