ICON Seminar in Robotics: Prof. Aimy Wissa (Princeton)
|Event Date:||October 27, 2023|
Zoom Link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/98798335169?pwd=ZFNMdmZXendoQ1RCRDczM2dTR1RIdz09
|Contact Name:||Tho le
|School or Program:||College of Engineering
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Eastern Time, October 27 (Friday), 2023
Location: MSEE 112
Free coffee and snacks will be provided.
Bioinspired Locomotion across Mediums and Scales
Organisms have evolved various locomotion (self-propulsion) and shape adaptation (morphing) strategies to survive and thrive in diverse and uncertain environments. Unlike engineered systems, which rely heavily on active control, natural systems also rely on reflexive and passive control. Nature often exploits distributed flexibility to simplify global actuation requirements. These approaches to locomotion and morphing rely on multifunctional and passively adaptive structures. This talk will introduce several examples of bioinspired multifunctional structures, such as feather-inspired flow control devices. Flow control devices found on birds’ wings will be introduced as a pathway toward revolutionizing the current design and flight control of small-unmanned air vehicles. Wind tunnel and flight-testing results show the aerodynamic benefits of these devices in delaying stall and improving flight performance. In addition to bioinspired engineering, I will highlight how engineering analysis and experiments can help answer critical questions about biological systems, such as the flying fish aerial-aquatic transition and click beetles’ legless jumping. These research topics represent examples of how nature can inform robotic engineering design and highlight that engineering analysis can provide insights into the locomotion and adaptation strategies employed by nature.
Prof. Aimy Wissa joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in January 2022. Before Princeton, she was an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the director of the Bio-inspired Adaptive Morphology (BAM) Lab. Wissa was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and she earned her doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2014. Wissa’s work focuses on the modeling and experimental evaluation of dynamic and adaptive bioinspired structures and systems, such as avian-inspired and insect-inspired wings and robotic systems with multiple modes of locomotion. Wissa is a McNair Scholar. She has received numerous awards, including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator and NSF’s CAREER awards.
2023-10-27 15:00:00 2023-10-27 17:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis ICON Seminar in Robotics: Prof. Aimy Wissa (Princeton) Bioinspired Locomotion across Mediums and Scales MSEE 112 Zoom Link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/98798335169?pwd=ZFNMdmZXendoQ1RCRDczM2dTR1RIdz09