C. elegans robots.
The goal of this project is twofold:
- To build a robot that simulates the neuromuscular function of a C. elegans nematode worm.
- To specify a kit of parts and instructions that will allow a student to also build the robot.
The robot is controlled by a Raspberry Pi processor communicating with a PC containing a simulation of the worm's neuromuscular system (see references). The robot's body is a sequence of segments that mutually exert simulated muscle contractions impemented by servos.
- WormHost: PC code to communicate with the onboard Raspberry Pi.
- WormRPi: Raspberry Pi onboard code.
- WormSim: C. elegans neuromuscular simulator.
- 3D Printing Shapefiles: Images and .stl files for printing the other components
References: Boyle, Berri and Cohen, �Gait modulation in C. elegans: an integrated neuromechanical model�, Front. Comput. Neurosci., 2012. Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Randall D. Beer, "An Integrated Neuromechanical Model of Steering in C. elegans", ECAL15