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dc.contributor.advisorWood, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorSreetharan, Pratheev Sabaratnam
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T20:01:23Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-19
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.citationSreetharan, Pratheev Sabaratnam. 2012. Mechanical Intelligence in Millimeter-Scale Machines. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:10426en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10085979
dc.description.abstractAdvances in millimeter-scale fabrication processes have enabled rapid progress towards the development of flapping wing micro air vehicles with wing spans of several centimeters and a system mass on the order of 100mg. Concerning flight stability and control mechanisms for these mass and power limited devices, this dissertation explores the use of underactuated “mechanically intelligent” systems to passively regulate forces and torques encountered during flight. Several experiments demonstrate passive torque regulation in physical flapping wing systems. Finally, this dissertation concludes with a detailed description of the Printed Circuit MEMS manufacturing process, developed to address the practical problem of building complex insect-scale machines.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectMAVen_US
dc.subjectMEMSen_US
dc.subjectmicroroboticsen_US
dc.subjectroboticsen_US
dc.titleMechanical Intelligence in Millimeter-Scale Machinesen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorSreetharan, Pratheev Sabaratnam
dc.date.available2012-12-19T20:01:23Z
thesis.degree.date2012en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrockett, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMahadevan, Lakshminarayananen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedSreetharan, Pratheev Sabaratnam


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