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Development of Bio-machine based on the plant response to external stimuli

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : IEEE

Source : Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE, Karon Beach, Phuket, p.1218-1223 (2011)

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Keywords : action potential signals, Action Potentials, Bio-machine, biological techniques, biological tissues, biomachine, Biomimetics, biorobotics, botany, cellular biophysics, Conferences, Decision support systems, Descoingsii x hawothioides, Electrodes, Electromyography, Electromyography (EMG) electrodes, electromyography electrodes, electronic modules, EMG electrode, Fast Fourier transforms, intelligent robots, inverse fast Fourier transform, Inverse transforms, Light cycles, needle type conductive electrodes, Pepe, plant action potential signal analysis, plant communication, plant electrical signal, Plant Intelligence, Plant signaling, plant tissue, Robots

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical

Year : 2011

Abstract : In the area of Bio robotics, intense research work is going on in plant intelligence. Any living cell continuously receives information from the environment. The plant electrical signal is the reaction of plants to the stimulation due to various environmental conditions. Action potentials are responsible for signaling between plant cells because they can be induced and transmitted rapidly within the plant tissue. Communication from the plants can be achieved through modulation of the amplitude, frequency change, and change in resistance and the rate of propagation of the electrical signal in the plant tissue. In this paper research is conducted on the plant signals and its response to various environments. The change of frequency of action potential signals in plant named Pepe (Descoingsii x hawothioides) under different light modes are studied. Electromyography (EMG) electrodes and Needle type conductive electrodes along with electronic modules are used to collect and transform the information from the plants. Analysis on the plant signal has been carried out. Inverse Fast Fourier transform (IFFT) is used to convert frequency to voltage signal. The change in frequency of the plant action potential signals to different light modes are used for the control of the Bio-machine. The present work paved an extensive research towards plant intelligence.

Cite this Research Publication : K. Aditya, Chen, Y., Kim, E. - H., Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Lee, Y. K., “Development of Bio-machine based on the plant response to external stimuli”, in Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Karon Beach, Phuket, 2011, pp. 1218-1223

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