Navigation Links
Insect drives robot to track down smells
Date:2/5/2013

r flow across its antennae.

A 1800 millimetre wind tunnel was used in the experiments; the pheromone and robot were placed at opposite ends. Fourteen silkmoths were used in the study and all of them were able to successfully guide the robot towards the source.

The researchers also introduced a turning bias to the experiments, changing the power of one of the robot's two motors so it veered towards one side when moving. This put the silkmoth into an extraordinary situation and required it to adapt and change its behaviour.

"The best way to elicit adaptive behaviours of insects is to put them into extraordinary situations. The turning bias in our study is analogous to a situation in which we try to ride unbalanced bicycles. We need training to ride such bicycles smoothly but the silkmoth overcomes the situation with only simple and fast sensory-motor feedbacks," said Dr Ando.

It is important that the chemical sensors attached to a potential robot have a short response and processing time when tracking down odours continuously, which is why the researchers also investigated the effect of a time delay between the movement of the silkmoth and the response of the motor.

"Most chemical sensors, such as semiconductor sensors, have a slow recovery time and are not able to detect the temporal dynamics of odours as insects do. Our results will be an important indication for the selection of sensors and models when we apply the insect sensory-motor system to artificial systems," continued Dr Ando.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Syngenta and Devgen enter insect control research partnership
2. In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
3. Direct Drive Rotary Tables with Large Apertures from IntelLiDrives
4. Linear Motor Driven Precision Linear Actuator from IntelLiDrives
5. Accountable Care and Value-Based Purchasing Drives Adoption of Advanced Solutions for Health Data Analytics, Finds Frost & Sullivan
6. Thomson Reuters Cortellis Drives Drug Discovery and Development With Powerful New Web Services
7. Compressus Drives Programmable Workflow And Unprecedented Flexibility With Introduction of MEDxConnectâ„¢ v4.0
8. Multi-Axes Cartesian Robotic Platform for Life Sciences Automation
9. GIN Introduces Advanced Robotics and Dispensing Technnology at SLAS 2013 in Orlando, FL
10. NASAs robotic refueling demo set to jumpstart expanded capabilities in space
11. Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... Production of high tenacity filament yarn of ... in the EU. For instance, it surpassed the EUR 106 million mark (in value ... 2010. Germany is a major producer, while Italy is a key consumer. , ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... -- Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting ... that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the ... receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This ... West Africa by identifying suspected ... isolate and treat these patients much faster than is ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... YORK , July 27, 2015 ... today announced the winners of its annual Klerman ... research by scientists who have been supported by ... career scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological ... "proof" of concept for the early detection, treatment, ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Visual Assay was named as a finalist for the ... technologies and services of the past year. More than 70 judges selected the finalists, ... will be announced at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards Dinner on November 13 at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:High Tenacity Filament Yarn of Viscose Rayon Consumption to Grow Swiftly in the EU, Forecasts BAC Reports in New Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 2Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 2Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 4Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 5Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 6Visual Assay® Named Finalist in 53rd Annual R&D 100 Awards 2
... ITMN ) today announced that Daniel G. Welch, Chairman, ... Deutsche,Bank,s 2008 Biotech Boston Confab on November 11, 2008 ... audio webcast of the presentation, investors and other,interested parties ... InterMune,s,corporate website at http://www.intermune.com . The company recommends,logging ...
... Human Genome Sciences,Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) announced ... Confab will be webcast and may be accessed at, ... A member of Human Genome Sciences, senior management team ... at 2:50 PM Eastern Time., Investors interested in ...
... that its executives will be speaking at the following,investor conferences, and ... Credit Suisse Global Health Care Conference, Phoenix, AZ ... Time, Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference, ... 2008 at 2.00 p.m. Eastern Time Accessing Webcasts, To ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cepheid to Webcast Upcoming Financial Presentations 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jvft55/next_generation ) ... Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function & Geography - ... The next generation biometrics market is expected ... of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 Travel ... Safran SA ( France ), ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... , June 24, 2015 ... of the "Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market - ... offering. The Latin America Biomedical Sensors market ... CAGR of 2.04% over the period 2014-2020 ... adaptable to the genetic formulation of each individual. These ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... June 25, 2015  TAKE Solutions Ltd., a global ... the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for ... leverages TAKE Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to reduce the time ... compared to standardization without the accelerators), thus reducing time ... At the heart of the patented Clinical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015-2020 2TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2
... have found a way to pull pure oxygen from ... and a room-temperature glass of water. ,Because oxygen ... using solar electricity to split water into those elements--a ... One of the chief obstacles to that green-energy scenario ...
... United States, Lyme disease is the most frequently reported ... These animal-borne diseases can make people very sick, and ... crucial to protecting the public. Scientists at the Cary ... $750,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection ...
... University of New Hampshire researchers have tagged one ... They are the first free-swimming leatherbacks ever tagged in ... an endangered species, were tagged July 17, 26 and ... tracking data, allowing scientists to better understand these elusive, ...
Cached Biology News:Water refineries? 2Water refineries? 3EPA funds ground-breaking Lyme disease research 2UNH researchers tag first-ever free-swimming leatherback turtles in New England 2UNH researchers tag first-ever free-swimming leatherback turtles in New England 3
Enables rapid purification of double-stranded DNA fragments = 200 bp, including, for example, PCR reaction products, DNA fragments obtained in restriction enzyme digests, or double-stranded cDNA...
Silica bead method is an economic method of DNA extraction from agarose...
5 minutes from gel band to purified DNA...
BD IMag Anti-Mouse CD90.2 (Thy1.2) Particles-MSC 2 x 109 cells...
Biology Products: