SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Tao Song
TIME: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Love Building, 311
TITLE: Design and Test of Bat Robot
COMMITTEE: Dr. Seth Hutchinson, Chair (ECE)
Dr. Anirban Mazumdar (ME)
Dr. Oliver Sawodny (ISYS)
Dr. Cristin Tarin (ISYS)


Bat wing is very articulated and allows bat to have better control than birds. Over the past few years, researchers from UIUC have designed a bat robot (B2) to mimic the morphological property of bat wings. Although the current generation of B2 is capable of flying dozens of meters forwards, it cannot generate thrust high enough to enable a continuous forward flight for a long distance. This thesis presents methods to improve the design of B2 by achieving such important features of bat wing morphology as bending, cambering and twisting, which can help generate more thrust and lift. Afterwards, a bat robot will be constructed and tested to verify the effectiveness of the design.