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Moore02
Title Reliable stair climbing in the simple hexapod 'RHex'
Authors Moore, E.Z.; Campbell, D.; Grimminger, F.; Buehler, M.;
Journal Robotics and Automation, 2002. Proceedings. ICRA '02. IEEE International Conference on
Volume
Issue
Pages 2222 - 2227
Year 2002
URL IEEE Xplore
Annotations This reference is about the use of a stair climbing gait in the RHex hexapedal robot. This makes a contribution to the field of gait transitions because it presents a new gait which may be included in the repertoire of gaits which a robot may transition to based upon its environment. This is directly related to my topic because this is one of the gaits used in my "seed" paper.
Nelder65
Title A Simplex Method for Function Minimization.
Authors Nelder JA, Mead R
Journal Comput J
Volume 7
Issue
Pages 308-313
Year 1965
URL
Annotations This reference is about Nelder-Mead descent, a direct-discent optimization technique that continues to be widely used in the scientific literature.
Nishikawa07
Title Neuromechanics: An Integrative Approach for Understanding Motor Control
Authors Name of the author(s)
Journal Integrative and Comparative Biology
Volume 47
Issue 1
Pages 16 - 54
Year 2007
URL Scopus link
Annotations
Okada10
Title Motion Analysis with Experimental Verification of the Hybrid Robot PEOPLER-II for Reversible Switch between Walk and Roll on Demand
Authors John E.A. Bertram and Anne Gutmann
Journal The International Journal of Robotics Research
Volume 29
Issue 9
Pages 1199-1221
Year 2010
URL Sage
Annotations This reference is about a robot which can transition between walking gaits and can transition between both wheeled and legged locomotion. This makes a contribution to the field because it expands the capabilities of gait transitions by endowing a robot with two sets of actuators. This is related to my topic because this paper also explores gait transitions in robots.
Papanikolopoulos06
Title Using virtual pheromones and cameras for dispersing a team of multiple miniature robots.
Authors Pearce, J. L., Powers, B., Hess, C., Rybski, P. E., Stoeter, S. A., & Papanikolopoulos, N.
Journal ournal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications
Volume 45
Issue 4
Pages 307-321
Year 2006
URL Scopus Link
Annotations
Pfau11
Title Temporal gait parameters in the alpaca and the evolution of pacing and trotting locomotion in the Camelidae
Authors T. Pfau, E. Hinton, C. Whitehead, A. Wiktorowicz-Conroy, J. R. Hutchinson
Journal Journal of Zoology
Volume
Issue
Pages
Year 2011
URL Wiley Online Library
Annotations This reference is about the mathematical parameters which change over time that influence two types of gaits in alpacas. This makes a contribution to the fields of both gaits and gait transitions because it explores the gaits of an animal that appear to have not been previously studied and because it defines the parameters which control these gaits. This is relevant to my topic as these parameters may be mirrored in robots so that they use the same gait parameters to mimic these gaits, and, ideally, the transitions that occur between them as gait parameters change over time.
Pfeiffer07
Title Self-Organization, Embodiment, and Biologically Inspired Robotics
Authors R. Pfeifer, M. Lungarella, and F. Iida
Journal Science
Volume 318
Issue 5853
Pages 1088-1093
Year 2007
URL Scopus Link
Annotations
Rademaker36
Title Das Umdrehen der fallenden Katze in der Luft.
Authors G.G.J. Rademaker and J.W.G. Ter Braak
Journal Acta Oto-Laryngol
Volume 23
Issue
Pages 313-343
Year 1936
URL
Annotations
Roberts97
Title Muscular force in running turkeys: The economy of minimizing work
Authors Roberts, T.J., Marsh, R.L., Weyand, P.G., Taylor, C.R.
Journal Science
Volume 275
Issue 5303
Pages 1113-1115
Year 1997
URL Scopus
Annotations
Robilliard07
Title Gait characterisation and classification in horses
Authors Robilliard JJ, Pfau T, Wilson AM.
Journal Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume 210
Issue 2
Pages 187-97
Year 2007
URL PubMed
Annotations
Rospars08
Title Efficient olfactory coding in the pheromone receptor neuron of a moth
Authors Kostal, L., Lansky, P., & Rospars, J.
Journal PLoS Computational Biology
Volume 4
Issue 4
Pages
Year 2008
URL Scopus Link
Annotations
Rubenson04
Title Gait selection in the ostrich: mechanical and metabolic characteristics of walking and running with and without an aerial phase.
Authors Jonas Rubenson, Denham B Heliams, David G Lloyd, and Paul A Fournier
Journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Volume 271
Issue
Pages
Year 2004
URL PubMed
Annotations This reference is about the forces and energy involved in how ostriches change gaits. This makes a contribution to the field of gait transitions because it explores two frequently proposed theories on why animals change gaits. This is relevant to my topic as it provides potential biological inspiration for gait transitions in robots.
Rummel08
Title Stable Running with Segmented Legs
Authors J. Rummel, A. Seyfarth
Journal The International Journal of Robotics Research
Volume 27
Issue 8
Pages 919 - 934
Year 2008
URL Scopus link
Annotations
Russell05
Title Pheromone communication in a robot swarm: Necrophoric bee behaviour and its replication.
Authors Purnamadjaja, A. H., & Russell, R. A.
Journal Robotica
Volume 23
Issue 6
Pages 731-742
Year 2005
URL Scopus Link
Annotations
Saito02
Title Serpentine locomotion with robotic snakes
Authors Saito, M., Fukaya, M., Iwasaki, T.
Journal IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Volume 22
Issue 1
Pages 64-81
Year 2002
URL Scopus Link
Annotations Your notes about the publication
Saranli01
Title RHex: A simple and highly mobile hexapod robot
Authors U. Saranli, M. Buehler, D. E. Koditschek
Journal The International Journal of Robotics Research
Volume 20
Issue 7
Pages 616 - 631
Year 2001
URL Scopus link
Annotations Your notes about the publication
Seeley06
Title How does an informed minority of scouts guide a honeybee swarm as it flies to its new home?
Authors Beekman, M., Fathke, R. L., & Seeley, T. D.
Journal Animal Behaviour
Volume 71
Issue 1
Pages 161-171
Year 2006
URL Scopus Link
Annotations
references:shaeffer1
Title Design parameters and current fabrication approaches for developing bioinspired dry adhesives
Authors Del Campo, A., & Arzt, E
Journal Macromolecular Bioscience
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 118-127
Year 2007
URL Link
Annotations This reference is a review of the progress in the field of bioinspired attachment pads over the last few years. It contributes to the field by summarizing and condensing a lot of information, drawing new ties and providing an excellent introduction to the field. It relates to my topic by discussing the recent progress made to mimic the characteristics of gecko adhesion as well as the shortfalls where science cannot compete yet with nature.
references:shaeffer2
Title Frictional adhesion: A new angle on gecko attachment
Authors Autumn, K., Dittmore, A., Santos, D., Spenko, M., & Cutkosky, M.
Journal Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume 209
Issue 18
Pages 3569-3579
Year 2006
URL Link
Annotations This reference is about a study disproving that peel angle affects the strength of gecko adhesion. The study finds that friction and shear force are crucial factors in gecko adhesion, and explains the very low detachment forces of geckos as they climb. It contributes to the field by both showing the failure of an old model and presenting a new one. It relates to my topic by focusing on the mechanics of gecko adhesion.
references:shaeffer3
Title Synthetic gecko foot-hair micro/nano-structures as dry adhesives
Authors Sitti M
Journal Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Volume 17
Issue 8
Pages 1055-1073
Year 2003
URL Link
Annotations This article discusses a study done between two different types of nanomolding fabrication techniques as well as how design parameters of the hairs affect adhesion. Ultimately their preliminary tests suggest good results. While this article is currently outdated, it shows some early positive results for mimicking gecko adhesion. It relates to my topic by focusing on the mechanics of adhesion with a focus on use in future wall-climbing and surgical robots.