Biologically inspired intelligent robots

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SPIE Press, 2003 - Computers - 393 pages
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Description: Advances in biologically-inspired technologies, such as artificial intelligence and artificial muscles, are making the possibility of robots that look and behave like humans a closer reality. The multidisciplinary issues involved in the development of these biomimetic robots (those that mimic biology) include materials, actuators, sensors, structures, functionality, control, intelligence, and autonomy. This professional textbook reviews various aspects ranging from the biological model to the vision for the future. Partial Contents: Process and Themes of Biomimetic DesignBiological Inspiration for Muscle-like Actuators of RobotsPrinciples of Expressive AnimationHaptic Devices for Virtual Reality, Telepresence, and Human Assistive RoboticsBiomimetic Orthotic and Prosthetic TechnologyCharacter Creation - Structural Elements of Biomimetic RobotsFunctionality Elements - Sensors, Actuators, and Power SuppliesControl and Cognitive Modeling for Biomimetic RobotsBiorobotic ApplicationsChallenges to Developing Biomimetic Intelligent Robots

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Biological Inspiration for Musclelike Actuators
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References
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Biomimetic Animated Creatures
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