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Bio-Inspired Flying Robots: Experimental Synthesis of Autonomous Indoor Flyers Jean-Christophe Zufferey

Bio-Inspired Flying Robots: Experimental Synthesis of Autonomous Indoor Flyers

Jean-Christophe Zufferey

Published August 27th 2009
ISBN : 9781282109261
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205 pages
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This book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can lead to fully autonomous flying robots. From sensor suite to control strategies, the literature on flying insects is reviewed from an engineering perspective in order to extract useful principles thatMoreThis book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can lead to fully autonomous flying robots. From sensor suite to control strategies, the literature on flying insects is reviewed from an engineering perspective in order to extract useful principles that are then applied to the synthesis of artificial indoor flyers. Artificial evolution is also utilized to search for alternative control systems and behaviours that match the constraints of small flying robots. Specifically, the basic sensory modalities of insects, vision, gyroscopes and airflow sense, are applied to develop navigation controllers for indoor flying robots.