2010

Flying Insects and Robots

ISBN: 978-3-540-89392-9 (Print) 978-3-540-89393-6 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-13

    Experimental Approaches Toward a Functional Understanding of Insect Flight Control

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    Pages 15-28

    From Visual Guidance in Flying Insects to Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

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    Pages 29-50

    Optic Flow Based Autopilots: Speed Control and Obstacle Avoidance

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    Pages 51-61

    Active Vision in Blowflies: Strategies and Mechanisms of Spatial Orientation

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    Pages 63-71

    Wide-Field Integration Methods for Visuomotor Control

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    Pages 73-86

    Optic Flow to Steer and Avoid Collisions in 3D

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    Pages 87-100

    Visual Homing in Insects and Robots

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    Pages 101-114

    Motion Detection Chips for Robotic Platforms

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    Pages 115-126

    Insect-Inspired Odometry by Optic Flow Recorded with Optical Mouse Chips

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    Pages 127-142

    Microoptical Artificial Compound Eyes

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    Pages 143-157

    Flexible Wings and Fluid-Structure Interactions for Micro-Air Vehicles

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    Pages 159-169

    Flow Control Using Flapping Wings for an Efficient Low-Speed Micro-Air Vehicle

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    Pages 171-184

    A Passively Stable Hovering Flapping Micro-Air Vehicle

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    Pages 185-205

    The Scalable Design of Flapping Micro-Air Vehicles Inspired by Insect Flight

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    Pages 207-217

    Springy Shells, Pliant Plates and Minimal Motors: Abstracting the Insect Thorax to Drive a Micro-Air Vehicle

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    Pages 219-229

    Challenges for 100 Milligram Flapping Flight

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    Pages 231-246

    The Limits of Turning Control in Flying Insects

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    Pages 247-270

    A Miniature Vehicle with Extended Aerial and Terrestrial Mobility

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    Pages 271-284

    Towards a Self-Deploying and Gliding Robot

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    Pages 285-297

    Solar-Powered Micro-air Vehicles and Challenges in Downscaling

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