Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms. Woodhead Publishing in Materials

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  • 603 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms: Advances in Materials and Manufacturing showcases new materials and manufacturing methodologies for the enhancement of robotic and autonomous systems. Initial chapters explore how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials, including innovations on different length scales, from nano, to macro and large systems. The means by which autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing are also addressed, highlighting innovations in 3D additive manufacturing, printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, and robotic cooperation. Concluding themes deliver highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial and government sectors.

This book will provide readers with a complete review of the cutting-edge advances in materials and manufacturing methodologies that could enhance the capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as sections on related technology, such as sensing, communications, autonomy/control and actuation
  • Explores potential applications demonstrated by a selection of case-studies
  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

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Section A Actuation 1. Manipulation, assembling, and actuation of nanomotors by electric tweezers Donglei (Emma) Fan 2. Artificial muscle logic devices for autonomous local control E.-F. Markus Henke, Katherine E. Wilson, Geoffrey A. Slipher, Randy A. Mrozek, Iain A. Anderson 3. Hygromorphic living materials for shape changing Lining Yao

Section B Mobility 4. Fluid-driven intrinsically soft robots Robert Shepherd, Kirstin Petersen 5. Designing Proteus: Engineering form and function for microrobotics Remmi Baker, Allan M. Brooks, Ayusman Sen 6. Physics approaches to natural locomotion: Every robot is an experiment Yasemin Ozkan Aydin, Jennifer M. Rieser, Christian M. Hubicki, William Savoie, Daniel I. Goldman 7. Robotic colloids: Engineered self-propulsion at the microscale (and smaller) Jeffrey L. Moran

Section C Control Theory and Algorithms
Logic and Proxy Electronic Functions
Algorithmic Materials
8. Soft timer: Dynamic clock embedded in soft body Kohei Nakajima, Tao Li, Nozomi Akashi 9. Algorithmic materials: Embedding computation within material properties for autonomy Ana Pervan, Todd Murphey 10. Achieving self-sustained motion of particles in solution with chemical pumps Oleg E. Shklyaev, Henry Shum, Anna C. Balazs 11. Topology optimization for robotics applications Raymond Wildman, Andrew Gaynor

Section D Integration 12. Robotic materials for robot autonomy Nikolaus Correl 13. 3D printed electronic materials and devices Ruitao Su, Sung Hyun Park, Zhaohan Li, Michael C. McAlpine 14. Additive manufacturing of soft robots S. Walker, O.D. Yirmibesoglu, U. Daalkhaijav, Y. Menguc 15. Synthetic cells, or colloidal state machines, with two-dimensional materials Jingfan Yang, Volodymyr B. Koman, Pingwei Liu, Tianxian Liu, Michael S. Strano

Section E Energy 16. Energy harvesting techniques mediated by molecular interactions with nanostructured carbon materials Albert Tianxiang Liu, Ge Zhang, Michael S. Strano 17. Mechanics of fluid-elastomer systems in soft robotics Carmel Majidi 18. Structural power, energy, actuation, and mobility in intelligently directed systems enabled from nanocrystalline metals Anit K. Giri, Kristopher A. Darling, Shawn M. Walsh

Section F Novel Robotics as Material Platforms 19.  Materials design for robotic platforms enabling unique mechanisms of projectile protection Pingwei Liu, Michael S. Strano 20. The confluence of intelligent agents and materials to enable protection of humans in extreme and dangerous environments Shawn M. Walsh, Daniel M. Baechle 21 Super materials and robots making robots: Challenges and opportunities in robotic building at the microstructural level Ron Pelrine

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Walsh, Shawn M.
Dr. Shawn M. Walsh is currently the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Fellow serving on the Army Future Studies Group. As an active researcher at the Army Research Laboratory, he has been widely recognized for his early and continued work in intelligent materials and processes, and the development of new application space by reaching across academic, industrial, and military sectors. He is an alumni of the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers in Engineering, and the recipient of several awards including the U.S. Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award for breakthrough performance of next generation head protection
Strano, Michael S.
Professor Michael S. Strano is currently the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on micro- and nano-meter scale robotics, biomolecule/nanoparticle interactions and the surface chemistry of low dimensional systems, nano-electronics, nanoparticle separations, and applications of vibrational spectroscopy to nanotechnology. Michael is the recipient of numerous awards for his work from 2005 to the present, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2017
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