Bioinspired design and energetic feasibility of an autonomous swimming microrobot

Stefano Palagi, Francesco Greco, Barbara Mazzolai, Lucia Beccai

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Abstract

A mobile microrobot is an untethered robotic device with typical size ranging from few micrometres to few millimetres. Endowing such a microrobot with autonomy-oriented capabilities, e.g. self-propulsion and self-powering, represents a scientific and technological challenge that requires innovative approaches. Bioinspiration provides fundamental cues for designing microrobots, enabling the development of working devices. Here we present the conceptual design of an autonomous swimming microrobot relying on biomimetic glucose-based powering, reporting a preliminary analysis on its energetic feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings
Pages415-417
Number of pages3
Volume8064 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Jul 292013 Aug 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8064 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period13/7/2913/8/2

Keywords

  • bioinspiration
  • fuel cells
  • glucose
  • power
  • swimming microrobot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Palagi, S., Greco, F., Mazzolai, B., & Beccai, L. (2013). Bioinspired design and energetic feasibility of an autonomous swimming microrobot. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings (Vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 415-417). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8064 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5-52