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Consortium Press release July 13, 2009
Press release for Estonian press July 10, 2009
Press release for Italian press July 13, 2009
Press release for French press July 10, 2009
Roboville in London Science Museum 30. 11 – 5. 12 2011
Photo by Jennie Hills, Science Museum, London
Robotville in London Science Museum was an interactive robot exhibition organised by the London Science Museum and EU Cognitive Systems and Robotics Programme. The event featured 22 robots developed in various scientific institutes and innovative companies around Europe with the scientist interacting with the public during the whole event.
We developed an interactive game and demonstrated the FILOSE robot to communicate the idea of flow sensing to the visitors.
Upon entering a designated area, the guest became part of a multisensory interactive simulation. His posture was recorded using a Kinect sensor and a similar shape applied to an FILOSE fish in real time. In addition, a simulated fish on a TV screen assumed the same fish-like form. Having the ability to control the fish on the screen, the guest could play a video game, where the protagonist is a fish swimming in a stream, dodging oncoming vortices. Gentle breezes of air are used to convey the sensation of vortices passing, making it possible to play eyes closed and illustrating the science behind robotic fish lateral line sensing.
With this interactive stand we aimed at making visitors aware of that robots (and animals) can have different senses and different ways of perceiving the environment than humans. Biorobotics is a field of technology where researchers investigate biological phenomena with the purpose of building artifacts based upon the same principles. A lateral line of a fish is a unique sensing modality that humans don’t have. It helps fish to perceive and survive in an underwater environment and we think that copying this sensing organ helps us build robots that are faster, smarter and more energy efficient.
Interviews, broadcasts and podcasts
Discovery News: Robot Senses Like Fish to Swim Upstream
Science Daily: Robotic Fish Gain New Sense: Navigate Water Currents and Turbulence
Phys.Org: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
Machines Like Us: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
e! Science News: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
NanoWerk: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
Silobreaker: Robotic Fish has Lateral Line Sensing
The Fish Site: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
UAVAC: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
Laboratory Equipment: Robotic Fish has Lateral Line Sensing
Robotic Robots: Robotic Fish Can Utilize Aquatic Environment 'Flowscape'
Red Orbit: Robotic Fish Senses Flowscapes
Hidtma: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
Technology Blog: Robotic fish learn to go with the flow
Product Design and Development: Robotic Fish Navigate Flowscapes
GizMag: Robot Fish learn to go with the Flow
Science Omega: Lateral Line Sensors allow new Robotic Fish to go with the flow
Estonian National Broadcast Agency: “On the top of the pyramid”, popular science program with the 35 min episode featuring TUT Center for Biorobotics and the FILOSE project
Convergent Science Network podcast with Maarja Kruusmaa “Thoughts, discussions, and achievements in neurobiology, biomimetic and biohybrid systems”
Robots Podcasts: podcasts interview with Maarja Kruusmaa “Robots: Robotic Fish and Mannequins”
Independent: Team to Create Robotic Fish
Researchers to Create Robotic Fish
The Sun: Scientists at Bath University Embark On Robotic Fish
Electronics Weekly: Flow Sensors Guide Robotic Fish
M. Kruusmaa, “ "Fish and fish robots: how can they help to understand each other?"”, Symposium on Laboratory Animal Science: 17 - 20 April, Tallinn
M. Kruusmaa, “ Flow Sensing Biomimetic Underwater Robots”, Workshop on Marine Robotics, Gran Canaries, 11 - 13 February 2013.
M. Kruusmaa, “Flow Sensing Soft Robot”, Invited talk on the 2nd EUCogIII Conference, Odense Denmark, August 26th, 2012.
M. Kruusmaa, “ Soft in Flow: a Compliant Flow Sensing Underwater Robot”, 2012 ETH Robotics Summer School on Soft Robotics, Zürich, June 18-22, 2012.
M. Kruusmaa, “ How Fish KISS: A Reductionist Approach to a Biomimetic Design of an Underwater Fish Robot”, Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school - BCBT September 5-16, 2011.
M. Kruusmaa, “Physics of fish locomotion” on Estonian Days of Exact Sciences, 28. Oct. , Voore, Estonia.
M. Kruusmaa, „Fish Locomotion and Sensing: From Biology to Biorobotics“ AI Lab, University of Zurich, Public lecture in ShanghAI lecture series online. Switzerland, 19.11.2009 http://shanghailectures.org/guest-lectures
M. Kruusmaa, " From Biology to Bionics and Back Again: Design of a Robotic Trout that Senses Flow" Institute of Zoology, Bonn University, Nov. 24th 2011.
M. de Vittorio, ""MEMS Flow Sensors for Artificial Lateral Line inFish Robots", Hanyang University Mechanical Dept, Ansan, Korea, March 2nd 2011.
M. Kruusmaa, "European FP7 project FILOSE on Robot Fish Locomotion and Sensing", Hanyang University Mechanical Dept, Ansan, Korea, March 2nd 2011.
M. de Vittorio, ""MEMS Flow Sensors for Artificial Lateral Line inFish Robots", on Workshop of Fish Robot Research, Korean Institute of Technology (KITECH) Ansan, Korea, March 2nd 2011.
M. Kruusmaa, "European FP7 project FILOSE on Robot Fish Locomotion and Sensing", on Workshop of Fish Robot Research, Korean Institute of Technology (KITECH) Ansan, Korea, March 2nd 2011.
M. de Vittorio, ""MEMS Flow Sensors for Artificial Lateral Line inFish Robots", Korean Advanced Institue of Science and Technology (KAIST), Mechanical Engineering Dept. Daejeon, Korea, March 3rd 2011.
M. Kruusmaa, "European FP7 project FILOSE on Robot Fish Locomotion and Sensing", Korean Advanced Institue of Science and Technology (KAIST), Mechanical Engineering Dept. Daejeon, Korea, March 3rd 2011.
O. Akanyeti, "Can fish robots swim upwards without getting tired?", Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 28 April 2011
W.Megill, "Robotic Fish Locomotion and Sensing (FILOSE FP7 Project)", On Marine Robotics Workshop on ICAR 2011, Tallinn, June 20th 2011.
M. Kruusmaa, "“Soft responses to hard problems: sensor-actuator coupling for a compliant robot in a fluid flow”, On Soft Robotics Workshop on ICAR 2011, Tallinn, June 20th 2011.
ERR English: http://news.err.ee/sci-tech/3759dd45-051f-49e6-84bb-703630d73514
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068095/Robotville-Caspar-20-weirder-cyber-friends--invade-Science-Museum.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Visit London: http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/12/visit-london-video-of-the-week-robotville-at-the-science-museum/
“A Fish called FILOSE”, In the news, IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, September/October 2009 (vol. 24 no. 5)
July 22nd, Moebius , Radio 24, interview broadcasted on August 24th and 25th October 29rd, Nasce a Genova il primo pesce robot, L’espresso, N.43 pag. 175, published on October 29rd,
“TUT is coordinating the building of a unique robot fish” Article about the launch of the FILOSE project in Estonian biggest daily newspaper Postimees (http://www.postimees.ee/?id=140415), 10.07.2009
“The most well known robot builder in Estonia”, Overview of the FILOSE project, article with Maarja Kruusmaa in Arvutimaailm (Computerworld) (http://www.am.ee/node/809), 09.2009
Overview of the FILOSE project, article with Madis Listak in Linnaleht (City paper). (http://www.linnaleht.ee/frontpage/tln_ek/2009-12-04-b.pdf), 04.12.2009
“Robot that feels itself like a fish in the sea”, article about the FILOSE project in Estonian biggest daily newspaper Postimees (http://www.postimees.ee/?id=215405), 22.01.2010
One Newspaper article (03.09.2009.): Tatvijas avize
Latvia Radio 1 (LR1). 14.12.2009. Take part Guntis Kulikovskis and Maris Abele.
TV Latvia., 07.04.2009. News: About Institute of Mechanics, Robot fish.
TV3 Latvia., 06.09.2009. News: About Institute of Mechanics, Robot fish.
TV7 Latvia., (RTU MI LTV-7 17.01.2010. MW1_2072) About Institute of Mechanics.