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Title Adhesion and friction in gecko toe attachment and detachments
Authors Tian, Y., Pesika, N., Zeng, H., Rosenberg, K., Zhao, B., McGuiggan, P., Autumn, K., Israelachvili, J.
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume 103
Issue 51
Pages 19320 -19325
Year 2006
URL Link
Annotations This paper discusses a theoretical study on the mechanisms geckos use to peel and un-peel their toes so quickly. Because this was only a theoretical study, some in the field might be skeptical of it's quality. That said, this article looks at the rolling and gripping motion of gecko toes, which relates to my topic through it's search for dry adhesives inspired by the gecko's locomotion mechanism.
Title Adhesive force of a single gecko foot-hair
Authors Autumn K, Liang YA, Hsieh ST, Zesch W, Chan WP, Kenny TW, Fearing R, Full RJ.
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume 405
Issue 6787
Pages 681-685
Year 2000
URL Link
Annotations The article focuses purely on studying a single gecko hair, which is found to be significantly stronger than originally believed, supporting the theory that gecko adhesion works because of Van Der Walls forces. While now this paper is outdated, it provides the background for more recent work, and relates to my topic by providing a thorough study of gecko forces with no mention of robotics.
Title A reversible wet/dry adhesive inspired by mussels and geckos
Authors Lee, H., Lee, B. P., & Messersmith, P. B.
Journal Nature
Volume 448
Issue 7151
Pages 338-341
Year 2007
URL Link
Annotations This reference is about a study where the adhesive polymer was used in combination with gecko adhesive hairs to create an even stronger and longer adhesive. This contributes to the field not only by demonstrating a stronger attachment, but because before the combination with mussel adhesives, gecko inspired adhesives were previously dysfunctional in water. It relates to my topic by addressing current weaknesses within the field of gecko inspired adhesives and finds a potential solution.
Title Multi-scale compliant foot designs and fabrication for use with a spider-inspired climbing robot
Authors Sameoto, D., Li, Y., & Menon, C.
Journal Journal of Bionic Engineering
Volume 5
Issue 3
Pages 189-196
Year 2008
URL Link
Annotations This reference shares a study on robotic feet with gecko adhesion and suggests that combining micro, macro, and nanoscale compliance might be another challenge that the field of gecko-inspired robotics faced. This contributes to the field by suggesting a new fabrication technique to increase reliability and yield. This relates to my topic by focusing on the robotics end of gecko-inspired technology.
Title Distributed Mechanical Feedback In Arthropods And Robots Simplifies Control Of Rapid Running On Challenging Terrain
Authors J. C. Spagna, D. I. Goldman, P. C. Lin, D. E. Koditschek and R. J. Full
Journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 9-18
Year 2007
URL Scopus Link
Title Biologically inspired climbing with a hexapedal robot
Authors Spenko, M. J. and Saunders, J. A. and Haynes, G. C. and Cutkosky, M. R. and Rizzi, A. A. and Full, R. J. and Koditschek, D. E.
Journal Journal of Field Robotics
Volume 25
Issue 4-5
Pages 223-242
Year 2008
URL Scopus Link
Annotations This paper is about a biologically inspired robot called RiSE which is able to locomote on flat ground and climb vertical surfaces. This makes a contribution to the field because it explores two very different modes of locomotion. This is relevant to my topic as it explores transitions between two very different types of gaits.
Title Social integration of robots into groups of cockroaches to control self-organized choices.
Authors Halloy, J., Sempo, G., Caprari, G., Rivault, C., Asadpour, M., Tâche, F., et al.
Journal Science
Volume 318
Issue 5853
Pages 1155-1158
Year 2007
URL Scopus Link
Title Automated evolutionary design, robustness, and adaptation of sidewinding locomotion of a simulated snake-like robot
Authors Tanev, I., Ray, T., & Buller, A.
Conference IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Volume 21
Number 4
Pages 632-645
Year 2005
URL Scopus Link
Title Human Body Dynamics: Classical Mechanics and Human Movement
Authors A. Tözeren
Year 1999
URL Amazon Link
Title A study on adaptive gait transition of quadruped locomotion
Authors Tsujita, Katsuyoshi; Kobayashi, Toshiya; Inoura, Takashi; Masuda, Tatsuya
Conference Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages 2489-2494
Year 2008
URL EngineeringVillage
Title The Energetic Cost of Limbless Locomotion
Authors Michael Walton, Bruce C. Jayne, and Albert F. Bennet.
Journal Science
Volume 249
Issue 4968
Pages 524-527
Year 1990
URL No Link
Annotations Your notes about the publication
Title Automated gait adaptation for legged robots
Authors Weingarten, J.D.; Lopes, G.A.D.; Buehler, M.; Groff, R.E.; Koditschek, D.E.;
Conference Robotics and Automation, 2004. Proceedings. ICRA '04. 2004 IEEE International Conference on
Pages 2153 - 2158
Year 2004
Annotations This paper does not directly relate to my topic but instead is one of the papers I used in C.2 as a source which looked promising during my initial search, though which turned out to not be on the topic I initially suspected.
Title A framework for the coordination of legged robot gaits
Authors Weingarten, J. D., Groff, R. E., & Koditschek, D. E.
Conference 2004 IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
Volume 2004
Number 04EX913C
Pages 679-686
Venue N/A
Year 2004
URL Google Link
Annotations Your notes about the publication
Title The energetics of the trot-gallop transition
Authors Wickler SJ, Hoyt DF, Cogger EA, Myers G.
Journal Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume 206
Issue 9
Pages 1557-64
Year 2003
URL PubMed
Annotations This reference is about whether horses transition gaits based on energy use or based upon musculoskeletal forces. This makes a contribution to the field of gait transitions because it seeks to identify exactly why a particular animal changes gaits. This is relevant to my topic as it provides potential biological inspiration for gait transitions in robots.
Wong Crespi2005
Title AmphiBot I: An amphibious snake-like robot
Authors Crespi, A., Badertscher, A., Guignard, A., & Ijspeert, A. J.
Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Volume 50
Issue 4
Pages 163 - 175
Year 2005
URL [http://birg2.epfl.ch/birg_papers/ras_preprint2004.pdf]
Wong Crespi2008
Title Online optimization of swimming and crawling in an amphibious snake robot
Authors Crespi, A., & Ijspeert, A. J.
Journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Volume 1
Issue 24
Pages 75 -87
Year 2008
URL [http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/118456/files/tro2008.pdf]
Annotations The authors optimized gait while the robot was moving, via feedback loops, updating parameters in real-time. They reported that optimal gaits were found to be significantly different from one terrain to another.
Wong Granosik2005

[12]Granosik, G., & Borenstein, J. (2005). "Integrated joint actuator for serpentine robots." IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 10(5), 473-481.

Title Integrated joint actuator for serpentine robots
Authors Granosik, G., & Borenstein, J.
Journal IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 10(5), 473-481.
Volume 10
Issue 5
Pages 473 - 481
Year 2005
URL [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1525014&userType=inst]
Wong Grillner1995
Title Neural networks that co-ordinate locomotion and body orientation in lamprey.
Authors Grillner, S., Deliagina, T., Ekeberg, Ö, El Manira, A., Hill, R. H., Lansner, A., et al.
Journal Trends in Neurosciences
Volume 18
Issue 6
Pages 270-279
Year 1995
URL [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T0V-4741SDD-8&_user=489256&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F1995&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1626056602&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000022721&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=489256&md5=010453c3c070f252ec6beb922c02a284&searchtype=a]
Wong Ijspeert2007
Title From swimming to walking with a salamander robot driven by a spinal cord model
Authors Ijspeert, A. J., Crespi, A., Ryczko, D., & Cabelguen, J.
Journal Science
Volume 315
Issue 5817
Pages 1416 - 1420
Year 2007
URL [http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5817/1416.short]
Wong Ijspeert2008
Title Central pattern generators for locomotion control in animals and robots: A review
Authors Ijspeert, A. J.
Journal Neural Networks
Volume 4
Issue 21
Pages 642 - 653
Year 2008
URL [http://birg2.epfl.ch/publications/fulltext/ajIjspeert08a.pdf]