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Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots (2011)
Journal Article
Charles Sullivan, J., Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Mitchinson, B., Sullivan, J. C., Pipe, A. G., & Prescott, T. J. (2011). Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 366(1581), 3085-3096. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0164

Active vibrissal touch can be used to replace or to supplement sensory systems such as computer vision and, therefore, improve the sensory capacity of mobile robots. This paper describes how arrays of whisker-like touch sensors have been incorporated... Read More about Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots.

Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system (2007)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., Mitchinson, B., & Prescott, T. J. (2007). Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system. Adaptive Behavior, 15(3), 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712307082089

The Whiskerbot project is a collaborative project between robotics engineers, computational neuroscientists and ethologists, aiming to build a biologically inspired robotic implementation of the rodent whisker sensory system. The morphology and mecha... Read More about Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system.