Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

4th International Conference, Living Machines 2015, Barcelona, Spain, July 28 - 31, 2015, Proceedings

  • Stuart P. Wilson
  • Paul F.M.J. Verschure
  • Anna Mura
  • Tony J. Prescott
Conference proceedings Living Machines 2015

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9222)

Table of contents (47 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. A Model of Larval Biomechanics Reveals Exploitable Passive Properties for Efficient Locomotion
    Dylan Ross, Konstantinos Lagogiannis, Barbara Webb
    Pages 1-12
  3. Dynamic Walking with a Soft Limb Robot
    Yasmin Ansari, Ali Leylavi Shoushtari, Vito Cacucciolo, Matteo Cianchetti, Cecilia Laschi
    Pages 13-25
  4. Worm-Like Robotic Locomotion with a Compliant Modular Mesh
    Andrew D. Horchler, Akhil Kandhari, Kathryn A. Daltorio, Kenneth C. Moses, Kayla B. Andersen, Hillary Bunnelle et al.
    Pages 26-37
  5. WormTIP: An Invertebrate Inspired Active Tactile Imaging Pneumostat
    Andrew D. Hinitt, Jonathan Rossiter, Andrew T. Conn
    Pages 38-49
  6. An Under-Actuated and Adaptable Soft Robotic Gripper
    Mariangela Manti, Taimoor Hassan, Giovanni Passetti, Nicolò d’Elia, Matteo Cianchetti, Cecilia Laschi
    Pages 64-74
  7. Biomimicry of the Manduca Sexta Forewing Using SRT Protein Complex for FWMAV Development
    Simone C. Michaels, Kenneth C. Moses, Richard J. Bachmann, Reginald Hamilton, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Asheesh Lanba et al.
    Pages 86-91
  8. Correlating Kinetics and Kinematics of Earthworm Peristaltic Locomotion
    Elishama N. Kanu, Kathryn A. Daltorio, Roger D. Quinn, Hillel J. Chiel
    Pages 92-96
  9. Visualizing Wakes in Swimming Locomotion of Xenopus-Noid by Using PIV
    Ryo Sakai, Masahiro Shimizu, Hitoshi Aonuma, Koh Hosoda
    Pages 97-100
  10. Biomimetic Tactile Sensing Capsule
    Benjamin Winstone, Tony Pipe, Chris Melhuish, Sanja Dogramadzi, Mark Callaway
    Pages 113-122
  11. Wings of a Feather Stick Together: Morphing Wings with Barbule-Inspired Latching
    Aimy Wissa, Amy Kyungwon Han, Mark R. Cutkosky
    Pages 123-134
  12. Obstacle-Avoidance Navigation by an Autonomous Vehicle Inspired by a Bat Biosonar Strategy
    Yasufumi Yamada, Kentaro Ito, Arie Oka, Shinichi Tateiwa, Tetsuo Ohta, Ryo Kobayashi et al.
    Pages 135-144
  13. Development of Piezoelectric Artificial Cochlea Inspired by Human Hearing Organ
    Young Jung, Jun-Hyuk Kwak, Hanmi Kang, Wandoo Kim, Shin Hur
    Pages 145-152
  14. Visual Odometry and Low Optic Flow Measurement by Means of a Vibrating Artificial Compound Eye
    Fabien Colonnier, Augustin Manecy, Raphaël Juston, Stéphane Viollet
    Pages 153-163
  15. MantisBot: A Platform for Investigating Mantis Behavior via Real-Time Neural Control
    Nicholas S. Szczecinski, David M. Chrzanowski, David W. Cofer, David R. Moore, Andrea S. Terrasi, Joshua P. Martin et al.
    Pages 175-186

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2015, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2015. The 34 full and 13 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The themes they deal with are: locomotion, particularly for soft-bodies; novel sensing and autonomous control systems; and cognitive architectures, social robots, and human-robot interaction.


Active sensing Artificial systems Bio-inspired systems Biohybrid Bioinspired Biology-related information processing Biomimetic Biorobotics Cognition Cognitive robotics Control Design Embedded Emerging technologies Fish-like robots Human-robot interaction Learning Machine learning Robot Soft robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart P. Wilson
    • 1
  • Paul F.M.J. Verschure
    • 2
  • Anna Mura
    • 3
  • Tony J. Prescott
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced StudiesUniversitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22978-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22979-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349