Hybrid chemical and electrical control over insect cyborg air vehicles

B. Cordovez, A. J. Chung, X. T. Huang, N. Jasuja, D. Erickson

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Abstract

We present a novel hybrid control approach for insect micro air vehicle manipulation that employs both electrical and chemical stimulations signals to control the locomotive activity of Manduca sexta moths. We use an implanted microflui-dic device to wirelessly dispense neurotransmitters on command which modulate the metabolic behavior and flight performance of the insect, while supply DC pulses that provide a periodic stimulus and facilitate sustained flight. Briefly, we demonstrate that an L-Glutamic Acid solution can override the electrical stimulation signal and induce a reversible, temporary paralysis, and correlate flight performance and dose response using an indoor GPS system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages674-676
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 7

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume1

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/10/310/10/7

Keywords

  • Hybrid control
  • Insect cyborg
  • Micro air vehicles
  • Microfluidics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Cordovez, B., Chung, A. J., Huang, X. T., Jasuja, N., & Erickson, D. (2010). Hybrid chemical and electrical control over insect cyborg air vehicles. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 674-676). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 1).