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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.

Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster (2016)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Mayne, R., Adamatzky, A., & Melhuish, C. (2016). Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster. Biomimetics, 1(1), 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics1010005

This work illustrates behavior patterns and trajectories of a bio-inspired artificial platform induced by a cellular automata (CA)-based control strategy. The platform embeds both CA control as physical electronic architecture and a distributed hardw... Read More about Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster.

Follicular DEAs for two-way tactile communication (2015)
Journal Article
Knoop, L. E., Rossiter, J., & Assaf, T. (2015). Follicular DEAs for two-way tactile communication. Proceedings of SPIE, 9430, 943027. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2085592

Follicular structures in skin combine sensing and actuation in a soft and compliant continuous surface. We have developed a tactile display device inspired by this structure, using a Dielectric Elastomer Actuator (DEA). DEAs allow for combined sensin... Read More about Follicular DEAs for two-way tactile communication.

Biohybrid control of general linear systems using the adaptive filter model of cerebellum (2015)
Journal Article
Porrill, J., Rossiter, J. M., Pearson, M. J., Wilson, E. D., Anderson, S. R., Wilson, E., …Porril, J. (2015). Biohybrid control of general linear systems using the adaptive filter model of cerebellum. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 9(JUL), https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2015.00005

© 2015 Wilson, Assaf, Pearson, Rossiter, Dean, Anderson and Porrill. The adaptive filter model of the cerebellar microcircuit has been successfully applied to biological motor control problems, such as the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), and to sensor... Read More about Biohybrid control of general linear systems using the adaptive filter model of cerebellum.

Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch (2014)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Roke, C., Rossiter, J., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch. Sensors, 14(2), 2561-2577. https://doi.org/10.3390/s140202561

Effective tactile sensing for artificial platforms remains an open issue in robotics. This study investigates the performance of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in active exploration tasks. The fingertip sensor replicates the mechan... Read More about Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch.

Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module (2014)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Conn, A., Rossiter, J., Walters, P., & Pearson, M. (2014). Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module. Proceedings of SPIE, 9056, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044763

The article presents a working whisker structure based on dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs). This preliminary work aims to exploit the features of the dielectric elastomer technology for use in an effective and reliable robotic application whilst... Read More about Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module.

High speed switched, multi-channel drive for high voltage dielectric actuation of a biomimetic sensory array (2014)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., & Assaf, T. (2014). High speed switched, multi-channel drive for high voltage dielectric actuation of a biomimetic sensory array. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8608 LNAI, 414-416. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09435-9_47

Electro-Active Polymers (EAP) have been described as artificial muscles due to their composition andmuscle-like dynamics [1]. Consequently they have attracted a lot of attention from the biomimetic robotics research community and heralded as a potent... Read More about High speed switched, multi-channel drive for high voltage dielectric actuation of a biomimetic sensory array.

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.


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