Maurizio Porfiri

Summary

Affiliation: Polytechnic University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Characterization of buoyant fluorescent particles for field observations of water flows
    Flavia Tauro
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Sensors (Basel) 10:11512-29. 2010
  2. pmc Collective response of zebrafish shoals to a free-swimming robotic fish
    Sachit Butail
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76123. 2013
  3. pmc A robotics-based behavioral paradigm to measure anxiety-related responses in zebrafish
    Valentina Cianca
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e69661. 2013
  4. pmc Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) preference and behavioral response to animated images of conspecifics altered in their color, aspect ratio, and swimming depth
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e54315. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Stochastic synchronization in blinking networks of chaotic maps
    Maurizio Porfiri
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, 11201, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 85:056114. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Node-to-node pinning control of complex networks
    Maurizio Porfiri
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Chaos 19:013122. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Zebrafish responds differentially to a robotic fish of varying aspect ratio, tail beat frequency, noise, and color
    Nicole Abaid
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Behav Brain Res 233:545-53. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Energy harvesting from the tail beating of a carangiform swimmer using ionic polymer-metal composites
    Youngsu Cha
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 8:036003. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute ethanol administration affects zebrafish preference for a biologically inspired robot
    Chiara Spinello
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Alcohol 47:391-8. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) responds differentially to a robotic fish of varying swimming depth and aspect ratio
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, 11201 Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Behav Brain Res 250:133-8. 2013

Collaborators

  • Nicole Abaid
  • Simone Macri
  • Erik M Bollt
  • Stefano Marras
  • Stavroula Sofou
  • Sachin Khapli
  • Giovanni Polverino
  • Youngsu Cha
  • Flavia Tauro
  • Sachit Butail
  • Pietro Delellis
  • Salvatore Grimaldi
  • Violet Mwaffo
  • Valentina Cianca
  • Chiara Spinello
  • Vladislav Kopman
  • Tiziana Bartolini
  • Gozde Ustuner
  • Jian Cong Liao
  • Sean D Peterson
  • Filippo Cellini
  • Matteo Verotti
  • Horace Walcott
  • Paul Phamduy
  • Jeffrey Laut
  • Gabriele Mocio
  • Emiliano Rapiti
  • Matteo Aureli

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Characterization of buoyant fluorescent particles for field observations of water flows
    Flavia Tauro
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Sensors (Basel) 10:11512-29. 2010
    ..The proposed technology may serve as a minimally invasive sensing system for hazardous events, such as pollutant diffusion in natural streams and flash flooding due to extreme rainfall...
  2. pmc Collective response of zebrafish shoals to a free-swimming robotic fish
    Sachit Butail
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76123. 2013
    ..Findings of this study are expected to inform the design of experimental protocols that leverage the use of robots to study the zebrafish animal model. ..
  3. pmc A robotics-based behavioral paradigm to measure anxiety-related responses in zebrafish
    Valentina Cianca
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e69661. 2013
    ..Finally, ethanol administration (0.25; 0.50; 1.00%) exerts anxiolytic effects, thus supporting the view that robotic stimuli can be used in the analysis of anxiety-related behaviors in zebrafish. ..
  4. pmc Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) preference and behavioral response to animated images of conspecifics altered in their color, aspect ratio, and swimming depth
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e54315. 2013
    ..Such knowledge may inform the design of control plans and open new avenues in conservation and protection of endangered animal species...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stochastic synchronization in blinking networks of chaotic maps
    Maurizio Porfiri
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, 11201, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 85:056114. 2012
    ..We illustrate the main results through simulations on synchronization of chaotic Henon maps...
  6. doi request reprint Node-to-node pinning control of complex networks
    Maurizio Porfiri
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Chaos 19:013122. 2009
    ..We illustrate our findings through numerical simulations on networks of Rossler oscillators...
  7. doi request reprint Zebrafish responds differentially to a robotic fish of varying aspect ratio, tail beat frequency, noise, and color
    Nicole Abaid
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Behav Brain Res 233:545-53. 2012
    ..On the other hand, we find that varying the aspect ratio and coloration of the robot strongly influences fish preference...
  8. doi request reprint Energy harvesting from the tail beating of a carangiform swimmer using ionic polymer-metal composites
    Youngsu Cha
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 8:036003. 2013
    ..Experiments are performed to elucidate the impact of the shunting resistance, the frequency of the base excitation and the placement of the ionic polymer-metal composite on energy harvesting from the considered biomimetic tail. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute ethanol administration affects zebrafish preference for a biologically inspired robot
    Chiara Spinello
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Alcohol 47:391-8. 2013
    ..This work is the first to demonstrate that robotic stimuli can be used in zebrafish to investigate the reward-related properties of alcohol. ..
  10. doi request reprint Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) responds differentially to a robotic fish of varying swimming depth and aspect ratio
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, 11201 Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Behav Brain Res 250:133-8. 2013
    ..In particular, we find that mosquitofish are never attracted by a robotic fish whose colouration and shape are inspired by live subjects and that the degree of repulsion varies as a function of the swimming depth and the aspect ratio. ..
  11. pmc Closed-loop control of zebrafish response using a bioinspired robotic-fish in a preference test
    Vladislav Kopman
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J R Soc Interface 10:20120540. 2013
    ..Specifically, the preference and behaviour of zebrafish depend on whether the robotic-fish tail-beating frequency is controlled as a function of fish motion and how such closed-loop control is implemented...
  12. doi request reprint Zebrafish (Danio rerio) responds to images animated by mathematical models of animal grouping
    Nicole Abaid
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Behav Brain Res 232:406-10. 2012
    ..We use a dichotomous test wherein fish freely position themselves near static images of zebrafish shoals or images animated by the model whose parameters are systematically varied...
  13. ncbi request reprint Topological analysis of complexity in multiagent systems
    Nicole Abaid
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 85:041907. 2012
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  14. pmc Collective behaviour across animal species
    Pietro Delellis
    1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples 80125, Italy 2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Sci Rep 4:3723. 2014
    ..These results offer a first glimpse at the transformative potential of machine learning for ethology, similar to its impact on robotics, where it enabled robots to recognize objects and navigate the environment. ..
  15. pmc Fish in a ring: spatio-temporal pattern formation in one-dimensional animal groups
    Nicole Abaid
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J R Soc Interface 7:1441-53. 2010
    ..Comparison shows that the topological regime on which the proposed model is constructed allows for interpreting characteristic behaviours observed in the experimental study that are not captured by the metric model...
  16. pmc Assessment of fluorescent particles for surface flow analysis
    Flavia Tauro
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Sensors (Basel) 12:15827-40. 2012
    ..Experimental results are used to inform implementation guidelines for surface flow analysis in natural environments...
  17. pmc Fish and robots swimming together: attraction towards the robot demands biomimetic locomotion
    Stefano Marras
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J R Soc Interface 9:1856-68. 2012
    ..This work makes a compelling case for the need of biomimetic locomotion in promoting robot-animal interactions and it strengthens the hypothesis that biomimetic robots can be used to study and modulate collective animal behaviour...
  18. pmc Unraveling flow patterns through nonlinear manifold learning
    Flavia Tauro
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e91131. 2014
    ..Without direct velocity measurements, we show that manifold topology is intrinsically related to flow regime and that Isomap global coordinates can unravel salient flow features. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Electrical impedance controls mechanical sensing in ionic polymer metal composites
    Youngsu Cha
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 88:062603. 2013
    ..Theoretical results are validated through experiments on patterned in-house fabricated IPMC samples that are subject to time-varying flexural deformations. ..
  20. doi request reprint Zebrafish (Danio rerio) behavioural response to bioinspired robotic fish and mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Six Metrotech Center, 11201, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Bioinspir Biomim 8:044001. 2013
    ..This selective behavioural control is successful in spatially isolating the two species, which would otherwise exhibit prey-predator interactions, with mosquitofish attacking zebrafish. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Criteria for stochastic pinning control of networks of chaotic maps
    Violet Mwaffo
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Chaos 24:013101. 2014
    ..To elucidate the applicability of the approach, we consider different network topologies and compare five different stochastic pinning strategies through extensive numerical simulations. ..
  22. pmc Fish and robots swimming together in a water tunnel: robot color and tail-beat frequency influence fish behavior
    Giovanni Polverino
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77589. 2013
    ..In these conditions, fish tend to swim at the same depth of the robotic fish, where the wake from the robotic fish is stronger and hydrodynamic return is most likely to be effective. ..
  23. doi request reprint Analysis and classification of collective behavior using generative modeling and nonlinear manifold learning
    Sachit Butail
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA Electronic address
    J Theor Biol 336:185-99. 2013
    ..Specifically, we classify artificial images from the generative model, interacting self-propelled particle model, and raw overhead videos of schooling fish obtained from the literature. ..
  24. doi request reprint Frozen cyclohexane-in-water emulsion as a sacrificial template for the synthesis of multilayered polyelectrolyte microcapsules
    Sachin Khapli
    Center for Co operative Bioactive Systems, Polytechnic Institute of New York University NYU POLY, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Langmuir 25:9728-33. 2009
    ..This work provides a new route for the synthesis of hollow multilayered microcapsules under mild operating conditions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bias-dependent model of the electrical impedance of ionic polymer-metal composites
    Youngsu Cha
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 87:022403. 2013
    ..The proposed approach is validated against experimental results on in-house fabricated IPMCs and the accuracy of the equivalent circuit is assessed through comparison with finite element results...