By Armin Duff, Nathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Tony J. Prescott, Paul F.M.J. Verschure

This booklet constitutes the complaints of the 3rd foreign convention on Biomimetic and Biohybrid structures, residing Machines 2014, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July/August 2014. The 31 complete papers and 27 prolonged abstracts incorporated during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty two submissions. the subjects coated are mind established platforms, energetic sensing, delicate robotics, studying, reminiscence, keep watch over architectures, self-regulation, flow and locomotion, sensory platforms and perception.

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8 because error the solution was only valid for the zero-order plant. Having portrayed the relation between knoi and the minimization of the overall cost for the collision avoidance scenario, we validate now the convergence of the on-line update rule in Eq. 9. We expect a similar convergence as the one shown in Fig. 3 because the assumptions used to derive the update rule for knoi hold in the current scenario. The results can be seen in Fig. 6. As in the previous section we run the simulations for two diﬀerent pairs of cost parameters (the same ones used in Fig.

Target. As explained in Sect. 2, we optimized the Strouhal number resulting from a given set of parameters. 3. The particular value is motivated by ﬂuid-dynamics studies on ﬁshes [4] [8] [9], showing that most ﬁshes exhibit a Strouhal number close to the above one. Fitness. Given a set of parameters, the ﬁtness is computed as the normalized, squared diﬀerence between the Strouhal number achieved for the current morphology and control (St) and the target Strouhal number (St), thus: f itness = 5 St − St∗ St∗ 2 .

Modeling this kind of phenomena can be very hard, however various experimental investigations have been done, showing that these complex ﬂuid phenomena can all be described by means of some elegant non-dimensional parameters. The most important one is arguably the Strouhal number. g. tail beating for ﬁshes, ﬁns ﬂapping for batoids). e. 35). Authors suggested that this may correspond to the most eﬃcient cruising condition (conﬁrmed by other studies [9]). The other relevant parameters governing the phenomenon are the Reynolds number (Re) and the phase (φ) of the undulatory waves.