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By Michael Mistry, Aleš Leonardis, Mark Witkowski, Chris Melhuish

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the fifteenth convention on Advances in self reliant Robotics, TAROS 2014, held in Birmingham, united kingdom, in September 2014. The 23 revised complete papers offered including nine prolonged abstracts have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from forty eight submissions. the final software covers quite a few points of robotics, together with navigation, making plans, sensing and notion, flying and swarm robots, ethics, humanoid robotics, human-robot interplay, and social robotics.

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2 (1999) 13. : Object tracking based on extended surf and particle filter. , Han, K. ) ICIC 2013. LNCS, vol. 7996, pp. 649–657. Springer, Heidelberg (2013) 14. : An Object Tracking Algorithm Based on Global SURF Feature. Journal of Information and Computational Science 10(7), 2159–2167 (2013) 15. : Robust vision-based localization by combining an image-retrieval system with monte carlo localization. Transactions on Robotics 21(2), 208–216 (2005) 16. : Visual teach and repeat, repeat, repeat: Iterative Learning Control to improve mobile robot path tracking in challenging outdoor environments.

Nevertheless, in the last few years new and promising technologies are emerging thus offering new possibilities to fill the gap between natural muscles and artificial artefacts. A thorough study could be performed on smart materials and in particular on shape memory alloys, a lightweight alternative to conventional actuators, that responds to the heat from an electric current. The heat actuates micro-scale wires, making them contract like 'metal muscles'. During the contraction, the powerful muscle wires also change their electric resistance, which can be easily measured, thus providing simultaneous action and sensory input.

9 cm long. These models could be translated in design guidelines for the robotic bat. The analysis of the kinematics motion patterns can be synthesized with echolocation patterns in order to develop new sensorimotor control schemes. The use of fluid dynamics methods, such as Particle Image Velocimetry, high speed cameras for time resolved 3D-photogrammetry in a wind tunnel, may allow to investigate the wings’ motions during the whole flapping cycle. Important features characteristic of bat flight are changing camber, angle of attack (AoA) and orientation of the leading edge flap (part of the wing membrane controlled by the “thumb” and index finger, Propatagium and Dactylopatagium brevis).

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