Seminar #71: Histology for Robot Engineers
Next Monday we will have Nick Hockings present a Life and Mind seminar on:
Histology for Robot Engineers
Mon. 19th, Sept. 2010
Fulton Bldg. 109
An analysis of why robots constructed of rigid materials fail as biomimetic systems and as embodiment for lifelike intelligence.
This seminar: Examines histology as materials science underpinning biomechanics. Introduces the concept of ‘material embodiment’. Demonstrates that the body is not an assembly of parts, but a single fibro-elastic continuum, that uses hyper-elastic fiber-gels to achieve low friction dynamics and energy conservation. Presents a series of engineering proposals for how to build soft bodied robots with near human tactile sensation and dynamics.
Nick will be presenting this seminar at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova on Wednesday, so all critique and feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Video and slides of the presentation are now on the Audio/Video page