10. - 14. June 2012 - International Conference "Smart Materials, Structures and Systems" 2012, Montecatini Terme, Italy
Special Session H-7 - Biomimetic Flow Control in Aquatic and Aerial Systems and its Application to Bioinspired Autonomous Vehicles
Bioinspired autonomous vehicles (AUVs, UAVs, MAVs) have been the object of interest for many years taking inspiration from locomotion control of aquatic animals, insects and birds. Contributions have been gained both from fluid dynamics, muscle technology (including polymers) and neuro science based control both for propulsion and maneuvering purposes. Nevertheless, the field is quite at an initial stage, and efforts are required to move forward to real applications.The main focus of this Special Session will be to collect state-of-the-art contributions in this fascinating field.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 October 2012