Hilary Bart-Smith

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Neuronal circuits known as central pattern generators (CPG) are responsible for the rhythmic motions in animal locomotion. These circuits exploit the resonant modes of the body to produce efficient locomotion through sensory feedback. As such, the neuronal mechanisms are of interest in the control of autonomous robotic vehicles. The objective of this study(More)
The common goal of all aerospace advancements is safe, efficient air transportation. Current methods for achieving directional stability—control surfaces such as flaps and ailerons—are heavy and inefficient. If these bulky mechanisms were replaced with an ultra-lightweight morphing structure, efficiency could be increased by cutting drag and weight. In this(More)
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