Xiaobo Tan recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award

Year: 
2006

Photo of Xiaobo TanThis CAREER proposal describes an integrated research and education program that will build a foundation for achieving the PIs career goals: to deliver smaller and smarter systems by developing novel modeling and control methodologies, and to train tomorrows control engineers with crossdisciplinary perspectives. In particular, the proposed research aims to fully realize the potential of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs), informally known as artificial muscles, in manipulation of delicate, microscale objects (e.g., capture and transport of single biological cells and assembly of 3D MEMS structures), by developing modeling, sensing, and control strategies to address time-varying, nonlinear behaviors of IPMCs in actuation and sensing.

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Award Description: 
CAREER: Dexterous Biomimetic Micromanipulation Using Artificial Muscles: Modeling, Sensing, and Control
Department: 
Electrical & Computer Engineering