Navigation Links
University of Tennessee engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio-inspired robots
Date:12/4/2012

done moving its legs," Zhang said. "It extends it when it is propelling to generate thrust. The legs may also be oriented at different angles, so that the maximum area is not perpendicular to the direction in which the beetle is moving. I am always amazed how nature does this with the small organism."

Zhang's team looks to nature for inspiration in engineering. By studying the movements of the whirligig beetle, the team is applying nature's principles to bio-inspired swimming and diving robots. He is designing the robots for the Office of Naval Research through their Young Investigator Program award which he received in 2011. The award gives him $170,000 in annual research grants for three years.


'/>"/>

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
2. University of Alberta led research may have discovered how memories are encoded in our brains
3. BGI, University of Helsinki and Wuhan University sign a MOU concerning cooperation on genomics
4. Marshall University study may lead to new treatments for prostate cancer
5. University leads £6 million EU project to tackle obesity
6. A University of Tennessee professors hypothesis may be game changer for evolutionary theory
7. Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids: Queens University study
8. University of Toronto biologists predict extinction for organisms with poor quality genes
9. University of Minnesota invention helps advance reliability of alternative energy
10. Israel names Tel Aviv Universitys Renewable Energy Center a Center of Research Excellence
11. University of Minnesota startup offers game-changing energy solutions that reduce CO2 emissions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/6/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced ... for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA METHOD AND SYSTEM ... NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary method and system ... use of miniature antenna modules for multiple purposes ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received ... the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of ... the major part of the shipments will take place ... smartphone manufacturers in China . The ... communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK for 2015.  ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... NEW YORK , March 31, 2015   ... announced the launch of the Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER, ... data products tracking usage trends in the medical device ... monthly access to data including treatment volumes, market share, ... manage the pain associated with joint surgery. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 3
... Nanoparticle films are no longer a delicate matter: Vanderbilt ... so they don,t disintegrate at the slightest touch. In ... to create nanoparticles ultrafine particles with diameters less than ... of different methods to mold them into thin films which ...
... that a new colon cancer screening technique created by ... it could potentially be as or more successful than ... technique uses optical technology, called low-coherence enhanced backscattering (LEBS) ... of the rectum. Light shines on the tissue, scatters, ...
... Sustainable Energy Technologies was chosen for multiple reasons: to ... change, to provide society with security of energy supply ... For this a European graduate school is thought to ... of thought, to foster the development of excellent young ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers 2Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers 3Colon cancer screening technique shows continued promise in new study 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... Achieved primarily through a proprietary paraffin and stain ... 100x better detail than the industry standard. But ... microscopy methods, it needed another medium to measure its ... of reference because it represents the highest standard of ... earliest discovery days of Ultralight Histology was to reverse ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015   Tocagen Inc. , ... data from Tocagen,s ongoing investigational studies were presented ... the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of ... 1-2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. ... a meeting with FDA and continues to advance ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Md. , May 1, 2015  Northwest Biotherapeutics ... company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor ... the $28.5 million second tranche of a $40 million ... Woodford first invested $25 million in NW ... Woodford entered into an agreement with the Company for ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a leading North ... it is the proud recipient of two Cisco® Partner Summit ... Partner of the Year and Security Partner of the Year ... conference taking place this week in Montreal ... one, but two Cisco partner awards at this year,s conference," ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 2Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 3Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 4Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 5NW Bio Closes On $28.5 Million Second Tranche Of Woodford $40 Million Financing 2NW Bio Closes On $28.5 Million Second Tranche Of Woodford $40 Million Financing 3Softchoice recognized with two Country Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2015 2
... Professor Harry Dorn has developed a new area of fullerene ... semiconductors and quantum computing applications. , Dorn plays with ... are tinker toys. First, in 1999, he figured out how ... do it reliably, how to change the number of atoms ...
... (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global biopharmaceutical ... the,first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 (ending September ... conjunction with the successful completion of the,acquisition of ... Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ...
... Annual Meeting, FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8 Vermillion, ... today that a,team of scientists at Stanford University and ... the Annual General Meeting of the,PAD Coalition. Led by ... T.,Fung, Chief Scientific Officer at Vermillion, Inc., the research ...
Cached Biology Technology:Carbon molecule with a charge could be tomorrow's semiconductor 2PAREXEL International Updates Financial Guidance in Conjunction With the Acquisition of ClinPhone Plc and Other Factors 2PAREXEL International Updates Financial Guidance in Conjunction With the Acquisition of ClinPhone Plc and Other Factors 3PAREXEL International Updates Financial Guidance in Conjunction With the Acquisition of ClinPhone Plc and Other Factors 4PAREXEL International Updates Financial Guidance in Conjunction With the Acquisition of ClinPhone Plc and Other Factors 5Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive 'Best Research Award' From the PAD Coalition 2Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive 'Best Research Award' From the PAD Coalition 3
... and finishing services are tailored to ... large-scale 5' screening or full length ... experience with large-scale genome projects and ... ideal cDNA outsourcing solution. In addition, ...
... Agencourt offers quick turnaround sequencing of individual ... and high copy plasmids. Agencourt's world-class, high ... Phred20 bases per day. The key ... service are 24 48 hour sample ...
Great for biotinylating DNA/RNA probes...
...
Biology Products: