Structural vibrations in waveguide structures are examined as a means of communication and sensing for networks of robots. Inspired by the observation that insects may use structural vibrations to communicate and to detect features of their environment, a centimeter-scale mobile robot equipped with a piezoelectic vibration-sensing element was constructed. Preliminary communication and sensing ... read moretechniques are demonstrated through experimental results.read less
Hill, Maxwell, Jerry Mekdara, Barry Trimmer, and Robert David White. "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Structures." Poster presented at the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.