Biomorphic Wind Sensing. Integrating MEMS and analogue VLSI into robotics.

Project Details

Key findings

Insects detect wind flow with hair sensors. We designed and tested a miniature microelectromechanical wind sensor, and explored how this could be interfaced to a robot. An important issue is that the robot can adapt to the specific but unpredictable properties of the sensor and background environment, to continue to behave successfully despite changes. We introduced a homeostasis mechanism that could serve this purpose.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/0431/03/08

Funding

  • EPSRC: £89,086.00