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2007
Solberg, J. R., K. M. Lynch, and M. A. MacIver, "Robotic electrolocation: Active underwater target localization with electric fields", Robotics and Automation, 2007 IEEE International Conference on: IEEE, pp. 4879–4886, 2007.  (1.92 MB)
2008
Solberg, J. R., K. M. Lynch, and M. A. MacIver, "Active electrolocation for underwater target localization", The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 27, no. 5: SAGE Publications, pp. 529–548, 2008.  (5.1 MB)
1999
Nelson, M. E., and M. A. MacIver, "Prey capture in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus albifrons: sensory acquisition strategies and electrosensory consequences", Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 202, no. 10: The Company of Biologists Ltd, pp. 1195–1203, 1999.  (165.41 KB)
2004
MacIver, M. A., E. Fontaine, and J. W. Burdick, "Designing future underwater vehicles: principles and mechanisms of the weakly electric fish", Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Journal of, vol. 29, no. 3: IEEE, pp. 651–659, 2004.  (525.96 KB)
2001
MacIver, M. A., N. M. Sharabash, and M. E. Nelson, "Prey-capture behavior in gymnotid electric fish: motion analysis and effects of water conductivity", Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 204, no. 3: The Company of Biologists Ltd, pp. 543–557, 2001.  (146.83 KB)
2006
Nelson, M. E., and M. A. MacIver, "Sensory acquisition in active sensing systems", Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, vol. 192, no. 6: Springer, pp. 573–586, 2006.  (431.48 KB)
2002
Nelson, M. E., M. A. MacIver, and S. Coombs, "Modeling electrosensory and mechanosensory images during the predatory behavior of weakly electric fish", Brain, behavior and evolution, vol. 59, no. 4: Karger Publishers, pp. 199–210, 2002.  (214.36 KB)
2006
Epstein, M., J. E. Colgate, and M. A. MacIver, "Generating thrust with a biologically-inspired robotic ribbon fin", Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on: IEEE, pp. 2412–2417, 2006.  (5.66 MB)
2000
MacIver, M. A., and M. E. Nelson, "Body modeling and model-based tracking for neuroethology", Journal of neuroscience methods, vol. 95, no. 2: Elsevier, pp. 133–143, 2000.  (681.6 KB)
2007
Snyder, J. B., M. E. Nelson, J. W. Burdick, and M. A. MacIver, "Omnidirectional sensory and motor volumes in electric fish", PLoS biology, vol. 5, no. 11: Public Library of Science, pp. e301, 2007.  (4.03 MB)
2005
Epstein, M., J. E. Colgate, and M. A. MacIver, "A biologically inspired robotic ribbon fin", Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Workshop on Morphology, Control, and Passive Dynamics, 2005.  (7.42 MB)
2008
Shirgaonkar, A. A., O. M. Curet, N. A. Patankar, and M. A. MacIver, "The hydrodynamics of ribbon-fin propulsion during impulsive motion", Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 211, no. 21: The Company of Biologists Ltd, pp. 3490–3503, 2008.  (2.4 MB)
2001
MacIver, M. A., and M. E. Nelson, "Towards a biorobotic electrosensory system", Autonomous robots, vol. 11, no. 3: Springer, pp. 263–266, 2001.  (140.13 KB)
2009
Shirgaonkar, A. A., M. A. MacIver, and N. A. Patankar, "A new mathematical formulation and fast algorithm for fully resolved simulation of self-propulsion", Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 228, no. 7: Elsevier, pp. 2366–2390, 2009.  (1.26 MB)
MacIver, M. A., "Neuroethology: from morphological computation to planning", The Cambridge handbook of situated cognition, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, pp. 480–504, 2009.  (8.41 MB)
1997
MacIver, M. A., J. L. Lin, and M. E. Nelson, "Estimation of signal characteristics during electrolocation from video analysis of prey capture behavior in weakly electric fish", Proceedings of the annual conference on Computational neuroscience: trends in research, 1997: trends in research, 1997: Plenum Press, pp. 729–734, 1997.  (1.59 MB)
2011
Curet, O. M., N. A. Patankar, G. V. Lauder, and M. A. MacIver, "Mechanical properties of a bio-inspired robotic knifefish with an undulatory propulsor", Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 6, no. 2: IOP Publishing, pp. 026004, 2011.  (584.62 KB)
2010
Curet, O. M., I. K. AlAli, M. A. MacIver, and N. A. Patankar, "A versatile implicit iterative approach for fully resolved simulation of self-propulsion", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 199, no. 37: Elsevier, pp. 2417–2424, 2010.  (1.1 MB)
2011
Curet, O. M., N. A. Patankar, G. V. Lauder, and M. A. MacIver, "Aquatic manoeuvering with counter-propagating waves: a novel locomotive strategy", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 8, no. 60: The Royal Society, pp. 1041–1050, 2011.  (2.36 MB)
2001
MacIver, M. A., "How building physical models can reduce and guide the abstraction of nature", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 24, no. 06: Cambridge Univ Press, pp. 1066–1067, 2001.  (50.79 KB)
2011
Bale, R., M. A. MacIver, and N. A. Patankar, "Hydrodynamic optimality of ribbon fin shapes", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 56: APS, 2011.
MacIver, M. A., "Fitting Science and Screen [Book Review]", Science, vol. 332, no. 6030: American Association for the Advancement of Science, pp. 665–665, 2011.  (166.19 KB)
2007
Curet, O. M., N. A. Patankar, and M. A. MacIver, "An algorithm for low to moderate Reynolds number swimming", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 52: APS, 2007.
2012
Bale, R., A. Pal Singh Bhalla, M. A. MacIver, and N. A. Patankar, "Optimal number of waves for ribbon fin propulsion", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 57: APS, 2012.
2012
Sefati, S., I. D. Neveln, M. A. MacIver, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan, "Counter-propagating waves enhance maneuverability and stability: a bio-inspired strategy for robotic ribbon-fin propulsion", Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2012 4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on: IEEE, pp. 1620–1625, 2012.  (837.72 KB)
2010
MacIver, M. A., N. A. Patankar, and A. A. Shirgaonkar, "Energy-Information Trade-Offs between Movement and Sensing", PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 6, issue 5, pp. e1000769, 5/2010.  (1.12 MB)
2012
Snyder, J. B., Y. Silverman, Y. Bai, and M. A. MacIver, "Underwater object tracking using electrical impedance tomography", 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), Vilamoura-Algarve, Portugal, IEEE, 2012.  (1.76 MB)
2013
Ruiz-Torres, R., O. M. Curet, G. V. Lauder, and M. A. MacIver, "Kinematics of the ribbon fin in hovering and swimming of the electric ghost knifefish", The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 216, pp. 823-834, 2013.  (2.64 MB) (933.18 KB)
Patterson, B.W., A. O. Abraham, M. A. MacIver, and D. L. McLean, "Visually guided gradation of prey capture movements in larval zebrafish", The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 16, issue 216, pp. 3071-3083, 04/2013.  (1.66 MB)
Sefati, S., I. D. Neveln, E. Roth, T. Mitchell, J. B. Snyder, M. A. MacIver, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan, "Mutually opposing forces during locomotion can eliminate the tradeoff between maneuverability and stability", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013.  (1.24 MB)
Neveln, I. D., Y. Bai, J. B. Snyder, J. R. Solberg, O. M. Curet, K. M. Lynch, and M. A. MacIver, "Biomimetic and bio-inspired robotics in electric fish research", Journal of Experimental Biology, issue 216, pp. 2501-2514, 06/2013.  (3.5 MB)
Silverman, Y., L. M. Miller, M. A. MacIver, and T. D. Murphey, "Optimal Planning for Information Acquisition", IROS 2013, 2013.  (1.77 MB)
MacIver, M. A., "Engineering Health and Sustainability through Consciousness-Enhancing Technologies [Invited Opinion]", McCormick Magazine Spring 2013, Northwestern University, pp. 18-19, 2013.  (1.52 MB)
2016
Miller, L. M., Y. Silverman, M. A. MacIver, and T. D. Murphey, "Ergodic Exploration of Distributed Information", Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, issue 1, pp. 36-52, 2016.  (1.01 MB) (25.09 MB)
2016
Mamakoukas, G., M. A. MacIver, and T. D. Murphey, "Sequential Action Control for Models of Underactuated Underwater Vehicles in a Planar Ideal Fluid", American Control Conference (ACC), Boston, MA, pp. 4500-4506, 07/2016.  (713.34 KB)
Bai, Y., I. D. Neveln, M. Peshkin, and M. A. MacIver, "Enhanced detection performance in electrosense through capacitive sensing", Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 11, pp. 055001, 2016.  (1.96 MB)
Fang, S., M. A. Peshkin, and M. A. MacIver, "Human-in-the-loop active electrosense", Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 014001, 12/2016.  (1.28 MB)