Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International by Nathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Michael Mangan, Paul F.M.J.

By Nathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Michael Mangan, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Marc Desmulliez, Tony J. Prescott

This e-book constitutes the court cases of the fifth foreign convention on Biomimetic and Biohybrid platforms, residing Machines 2016, held in Edinburgh, united kingdom, in July 2016. The 34 complete and 27 brief papers offered during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty three submissions.The subject matter of the convention encompasses biomimetic equipment for manufacture, fix and recycling encouraged by way of usual tactics suchas copy, digestion, morphogenesis and metamorphosis.

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Two-fingered hand at open and bending statuses. Fig. 12. Gripping testing on a variety of objects. 38 G. Bai et al. the cuboid-shaped battery. The differential drive contributes to the irregular noncentered pinecone gripping. The testing on these universal objects verified the feasibility of the design. 6 Conclusions and Discussions The kinematics of contact-aided CFB mechanism was analyzed and a design approach to mimic human finger joints was proposed. The gripping process carried out by human hand was analyzed and the structures of fingernail, soft fingertip were designed for prototyping.

F. Lepora et al. ): Living Machines 2016, LNAI 9793, pp. 40–47, 2016. 1007/978-3-319-42417-0_4 Living Designs 41 A clarification of the prefix ‘bio-’ is required. William Myers, author of the 2012 publi‐ cation BioDesign: nature + science + creativity and curator of the exhibition BioDesign: on the cross pollination of nature, science and creativity, explains that: “Biodesign goes further than other biology-inspired approaches to design and fabrication. Unlike biomimicry, cradle to cradle, and the popular but frustratingly vague ‘green design’, biodesign refers specifically to the incorporation of living organisms as essential components, enhancing the function of the finished work.

Applications on robotic hands for motion imitation also exists in [19–21]. In this paper, centrodes of the CFB mechanism are investigated and a contact aided CFB mechanism is proposed to mimic the complex rolling characteristics of finger joints. This design has an overconstrained characteristic to increase the structure stiffness. 1 Kinematics of CFB Mechanism Centrode, as an important characteristic in planar kinematics, is the path traced by an instantaneous center of rotation of a rigid link moving in a plane [22].

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