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Biological mechanosensors

  • Sensory hairs: cercal hairs, trichobothria, vibrissae, etc.
  • Hair cells: mechanical properties, transduction mechanisms, etc.
  • Sensory systems: vibration sensors, flow sensors, pressure sensors, strain sensors, gravity sensors, acceleration sensors, rotation sensors, etc.

  • Neuronal processing of mechanosensor arrays

  • Cricket cercal system
  • Lateral-line system
  • Hearing system
  • Vestibular system

  • Artificial life-inspired mechanosensor arrays

  • Sensor materials
  • Fabrication techniques: MEMS, micro-fabrication, etc.
  • Modeling and characterisation: methods, figure(s) of merit, performance metrics
  • Sensors and actuators: artificial lateral-line sensors, anemometer arrays, etc.

  • Applications of mechanosensor arrays

  • Sensors: pressure, flow, gravity, acceleration, vibration, strain, rotation, etc.
  • (Bio)robotics