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Whisking with robots from rat vibrissae to biomimetic technology for active touch

By T.J. Prescott, M.J. Pearson, B. Mitchinson, J.C.W. Sullivan and A.G. Pipe


This article summarizes some of the key features of the rat vibrissal system, including the actively controlled sweeping movements of the vibrissae known as whisking, and reviews the past and ongoing research aimed at replicating some of this functionality in biomimetic robots

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Year: 2009
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