FILOSE workshop on biomimetics

June 29 - July 2, Estonia, Valkla rand



Biomimetics is an interdisciplinary field of research on the borderline of physics, biology and egineering. It is concerned with finding engineering solutions based on inpiration from nature.
TUT Center for Biorobotics organises a workshop on biomimetics dedicated to locomotion in fluids. The presentation and discussion topics cover life and locomotion methods in fluids, engineering principles of bio-inspired robotic systems, fish swimming kinematics and dynamics, fish lateral line sensing, control by means of central pattern generators, robotic fish mechanical design, artificial lateral line sensing, using methods of computational and experimental fluid dynamics in biomimetic research.

Lecturers


Dr. Willaim Megill, University of Bath Dr. Nikolay Bogotaryev, University of Bath

Participation

Doctoral and master students with a background in physics, mechanical engineering, IT or biology are invited to register. The registration fee is 5070 EEK (325 EUR). The fee covers participation of the workshop, full catering (3 meals a day), accommodation, social events and transportation from Tallinn to Valkla and back.

EITSA supports FILOSE workshop on biomimetics

Estonian Information Technology Foundation EITSA (external link) supports participation of 15 Estonian doctoral and master students. As, only a limited number of participants can be accepted without a charge, the participation will be granted on first-come-first-serve bases.

Registration

For registration or information, please contact Maarja Kruusmaa (maarja@biorobotics.ttu.ee) or Madis Listak (madis@biorobotics.ttu.ee)

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at Valka Beach Resort (external link) 40 km east from Tallinn. The bus will leave from Tallinn University of Technology Center for Biorobotics (external link) on June 29th, at 19.00. The bus arrives back from Valkla on July 2nd at 19.00. Valkla Rand resort can be reached by car by driving out of Tallinn along the St.Peterburg road and then turning towards Kaberneeme at Jõelähtme crossing.

Workshop program


Monday June 29th


19.00 Departure from University of Technology Center for Biorobotics (external link)

20.00 Welcome Dinner in Valka Beach Resort.

Tuesday, June 30th

09.00-10.00 Introduction of participants, the Seminar and the FILOSE project
Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology, FILOSE coordinator

10.00-11.00 Modes and scaling in aquatic locomotion I.
The basic differences between human and natural technologies – from how they progress to issues of size and scaling
Dr William Megill, University of Bath

11.00-12.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.15-14.15 Modes and scaling in aquatic locomotion II.
An exploration (from this biologist) of what things nature does especially well versus what our human technology does either uniquely or much better than what we see in nature.
Dr. William Megill / Keri Collins, University of Bath

14.15-15.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Prof. Paolo Fiorini

15.00-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.15 Fish Experiments in Filose.
An over view of fish locomotion patterns and technologies of investigating fish locomotion. Descriptions of experiments to be done if FILOSE
Dr. William Megill, University of Bath

16.15-17.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Maarja Kruusmaa

18.00 Dinner

Wednesday, July 1st


10.00-11.00 Biomimetics and BioTRIZ. A look at the history of biomimetics, attempting to draw what general lessons we can discern in look at what has worked, what has not worked, and where the good results have had the widest significance.
Dr Nikolay Bogatyrev, University of Bath

11.00-12.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Ryad Chellali

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.15-14.15 Robot fish mechanics. Mechanics of robot fish swimming. Description of modeling and experimental work done so far. Decription of mechanical design to be implemented at future steps.
Prof. Janis Viba, Riga Technical University
Mr. Francesco Allegrini, Tallinn University of Technology

14.15-14.45 Discussion.
Moderated by Madis Listak

14.45-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-15.30 Fish locomotion
Fish locomotion. "Cheap" Underwater Locomotion
Mr. Marc Ziegler, University of Zurich
15.30-16.30 Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Description of work on modeling fish morphology and fish locomotion with CFD methods.
Mr. Jaas Je˛ov, Tallinn University of Technology
Ms. Maria Kesa, Tallinn University of Technology

16.30-17.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Maarja Kruusmaa

18.00 Dinner

Thursday, July 2nd


10.00-11.00 Case-studies of biomimetics projects. A look at some illustrative projects, in particular biomechanical ones that hold promise for biomimetics.
Dr Nikolay Bogatyrev, Dr William Megill, Keri Collins, University of Bath

11.00-12.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Prof. Paolo Fiorini

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.15-14.15 Lateral Line Sensing. Description and possible preliminary results on modeling lateral line sensing.
Camilla Fiazza, Dr. Otar Akanyeti. University of Verona

14.15-15.00 Discussion.
Moderated by Dr. Otar Akanyeti

15.00-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.15 Fish Control. Overview of the ideas and results gained for the time being on fish locomotion control with CPG.
Prof. Ryad Chellali, The Italian Institute of Technology
Cecilia Tapia, The Italian Institute of Technology

16.15-17.00 Discussion and wrap-up
Moderated by Maarja Kruusmaa

18.00 Dinner

19.00 Departure from Valkla to Tallinn.

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