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Advancing whisker based navigation through the implementation of bio-inspired whisking strategies (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Salman, M., & Pearson, M. (2016, December). Advancing whisker based navigation through the implementation of bio-inspired whisking strategies. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference On Robotics And Biomimetics (ROBIO 2016)

An active whisking tactile sensor array has been successfully integrated with the RatSLAM algorithm and demonstrated as capable of reducing error in pose estimates of a mobile robot. A new metric for evaluating the performance of RatSLAM is introdu... Read More about Advancing whisker based navigation through the implementation of bio-inspired whisking strategies.

Cerebellar-inspired algorithm for adaptive control of nonlinear dielectric elastomerbased artificial muscle (2016)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Wilson, E. D., Assaf, T., Pearson, M., Rossiter, J. M., Anderson, S. R., …Dean, P. (2016). Cerebellar-inspired algorithm for adaptive control of nonlinear dielectric elastomerbased artificial muscle. Interface, 13(122), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.0547

© 2016 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved. Electroactive polymer actuators are important for soft robotics, but can be difficult to control because of compliance, creep and nonlinearities. Because biological control mec... Read More about Cerebellar-inspired algorithm for adaptive control of nonlinear dielectric elastomerbased artificial muscle.

Visual-tactile sensory map calibration of a biomimetic whiskered robot (2016)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Assaf, T., Wilson, E. D., Anderson, S., Dean, P., Porrill, J., & Pearson, M. (2016). Visual-tactile sensory map calibration of a biomimetic whiskered robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016-June, 967-972. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2016.7487228

© 2016 IEEE. We present an adaptive filter model of cerebellar function applied to the calibration of a tactile sensory map to improve the accuracy of directed movements of a robotic manipulator. This is demonstrated using a platform called Bellabot... Read More about Visual-tactile sensory map calibration of a biomimetic whiskered robot.