Carnegie Mellon University
Advanced Search   
  Look in
       Title     Description
       Inactive Projects
Biologically Inspired Micro Robotics
This project is no longer active.
Head: Gary K. Fedder
Contact: Gary K. Fedder
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Project Homepage
This project seeks to develop a joint angle sensor for a robotic cricket, which is part of a larger project with Case Western Reserve University. The joint angle sensor is an array of ciliary micromechanical structures that curl up to 1 mm out of plane. When the cricket joint moves, a mechanical slider moves across the cilia. Stress in thecilia is then measured with on-chip piezoresistive sensors.