Robotic Control Inspired by the Object Manipulation Performed by Harvester Ants

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Informatics


Principal goal for project:
To improve the current field of robotic manipulation by incorporating bio-inspired aspects based on harvester ants.
Research project:
This project aims to use biological inspiration to improve the capabilities of robotic arms that manipulate objects in unknown and cluttered environments. The bio-inspiration is provided by harvester ants, and how they manipulate, pick up, and drag unknown objects; like food. By using ants, that have a relatively simple computational complexity, as a subject to find a solution to a complex task, the solution may be also computationally simple.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S023208/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2028
2270364 Studentship EP/S023208/1 16/09/2019 30/09/2023 Emily-Jane Rolley-Parnell