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Wanda

This work was funded by the EU project Cilia 2008-9. Cilia was concerned with natural sensing systems based on arrays of hair. This type occur widely in nature and in diverse sensing scenarios; both in air and water, such as fish, crickets, and bats. The goal was to grow a larger understanding of the natural systems, build similar artificial hair arrays, and use these in demonstrators.

The project ranged from biology, fluid mechanics, micro mechanics, programing, algorithms, material sciences, and electronics, and included nine European universities. I joined under MMMI, Odense, Denmark, to build platforms using artificial hair sensors similar to the way fish use arrays of hairs in their lateral lines to avoid objects. Several robots were constructed for collaborating scientists to implement their software on. Furthermore, several types of vibrating objects producing a variety of naturally inspired air patterns, was produced to provide navigational cues.

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