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By Jean-Christophe Zufferey

This ebook demonstrates how bio-inspiration may end up in absolutely self sustaining flying robots with out hoping on exterior aids. so much latest aerial robots fly in open skies, faraway from hindrances, and depend on exterior beacons, more often than not GPS, to localise and navigate. even though, those robots can't fly at low altitude or in constrained environments, and but this poses completely no trouble to bugs. certainly, flying bugs show effective flight keep watch over functions in advanced environments regardless of their restricted weight and comparatively tiny mind size.

From sensor suite to regulate thoughts, the literature on flying bugs is reviewed from an engineering viewpoint with a view to extract important ideas which are then utilized to the synthesis of man-made indoor flyers. man made evolution is additionally utilised to look for replacement regulate platforms and behaviors that fit the restrictions of small flying robots. in particular, the elemental sensory modalities of bugs, imaginative and prescient, gyroscopes and airflow feel, are utilized to improve navigation controllers for indoor flying robots. those robots are in a position to mapping sensor info onto actuator instructions in genuine time to keep up altitude, stabilize the path and keep away from hindrances. the main well-known results of this novel strategy is a 10-gram microflyer able to totally independent operation in an office-sized room utilizing fly-inspired imaginative and prescient, inertial and airspeed sensors.

This ebook is meant for all these in autonomous robotics, in academia and industry.

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