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Title:New Technologies for testing a model of cricket phonotaxis on an outdoor robot platform
Authors: Richard Reeve ; Barbara Webb ; Andrew Horchler ; Giacomo Indiveri ; Roger Quinn
Date: 2005
Publication Title:Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Publication Type:Journal Article
Volume No:51(1) Page Nos:41-54
If biological inspiration can be used to build robots that deal robustly with complex environments, it should be possible to demonstrate that biorobots can function in natural environments. We report on initial outdoor experiments with a robot designed to emulate cricket behaviour. The work integrates a detailed neural model of auditory localisation in the cricket with a robot morphology that incorporates principles of six-legged locomotion. We demonstrate that it can successfully track a cricket calling song over natural terrain. Limitations in its capability are evaluated, and a number of biologically based improvements are suggested for future work.
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author = { Richard Reeve and Barbara Webb and Andrew Horchler and Giacomo Indiveri and Roger Quinn },
title = {New Technologies for testing a model of cricket phonotaxis on an outdoor robot platform},
journal = {Robotics and Autonomous Systems},
year = 2005,
volume = {51(1)},
pages = {41-54},
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