A biological micro actuator: graded and closed-loop control of insect leg motion by electrical stimulation of muscles.

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Cao, Feng; Zhang, Chao; Vo Doan, Tat Thang; Li, Yao; Sangi, Daniyal Haider; Koh, Jie Sheng; Huynh, Ngoc Anh; Aziz, Mohamed Fareez Bin; Choo, Hao Yu; Ikeda, Kazuo; Abbeel, Pieter; Maharbiz, Michel M.; Sato, Hirotaka;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105389, pmc: PMC4139336
  • Subject: Biotechnology | Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Mechanical Engineering | Animal Behavior | Engineering and Technology | Medicine | Bionics | Biomimetics | Bioengineering | Q | R | Science | Zoology
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In this study, a biological microactuator was demonstrated by closed-loop motion control of the front leg of an insect (Mecynorrhina torquata, beetle) via electrical stimulation of the leg muscles. The three antagonistic pairs of muscle groups in the front leg enabled t... View more
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