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Feather-inspired sensor for stabilizing unmanned aerial vehicles in turbulent conditions (2017)
Book Chapter
Kouppas, C., Pearson, M. J., Dean, P., & Anderson, S. (2017). Feather-inspired sensor for stabilizing unmanned aerial vehicles in turbulent conditions. In M. Mangan, M. Cutkosky, A. Mura, P. Verschure, T. Prescott, & N. Lepora (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 230-241. Springer link

Stabilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in turbulent conditions is a challenging problem. Typical methods of stabilization do not use feedforward information about the airflow disturbances but only UAV attitude feedback signals, e.g. from an iner... Read More about Feather-inspired sensor for stabilizing unmanned aerial vehicles in turbulent conditions.

Self-adaptive context aware audio localization (2017)
Book Chapter
Baxendale, M., Pearson, M. J., Nibouche, M., Secco, M., & Pipe, A. G. (2017). Self-adaptive context aware audio localization. In C. Lekakou, Y. Jin, S. Fallah, & G. Yang (Eds.), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, 66-78. Springer link

An audio sensor system is presented that uses multiple cere- bellar models to determine the acoustic environment in which a robot is operating, allowing the robot to select appropriate models to calibrate its audio-motor map for the detected environ... Read More about Self-adaptive context aware audio localization.

The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics (2015)
Book Chapter
Prescott, T., Mitchinson, B., Lepora, N., Wilson, S., Anderson, S., Porrill, J., …Pipe, A. G. (2015). The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics. In A. Groh, & P. Krieger (Eds.), Sensorimotor Integration in the Whisker System, 213-240. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2975-7_10

We consider the problem of sensorimotor co-ordination in mammals through the lens of vibrissal touch, and via the methodology of embodied computational neuroscience—using biomimetic robots to synthesize and investigate models of mammalian brain archi... Read More about The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics.

Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots (2012)
Book Chapter
Wilson, E., Anderson, S. R., Assaf, T., Pearson, M., Walters, P., Melhuish, C., …Porrill, J. (2012). Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots. In G. Herrmann, M. Studley, M. Pearson, A. Conn, C. Melhuish, M. Witkowski, …J. H. Kim (Eds.), Advances in Autonomous Robotics: Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012, Proceedings, 424-425. Springer

Paper given at TAROS Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference, Bristol, UK 20-25 August 2012.

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.