Xiaobo Tan
Associate Professor
Research Biography

Electroactive polymer sensors and actuators, biomimetic robotic fish, mobile sensing in aquatic environments, control of autonomous robotic swarms, modeling and control of hysteresis, embedded control systems.

Selected Publications
  • X. Tan, W. Xi, J. S. Baras, "Decentralized coordination of autonomous swarms using parallel Gibbs sampling," Automatica, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 2068-2076, 2010
  • Z. Chen, S. Shatara, X. Tan, "Modeling of biomimetic robotic fish propelled by an ionic polymer-metal composite caudal fin," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 448-459, 2010
  • Z. Chen, X. Tan, "Monolithic fabrication of ionic polymer-metal composite actuators capable of complex deformation," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 157, pp. 246-257, 2010
  • Y. Fang, X. Tan, G. Alici, "Robust adaptive control of conjugated polymer actuators," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 600-612, 2008
Selected Achievements and Awards
  • ASME DSCD Best Mechatronics Paper Award
  • MSU Teacher-Scholar Award
  • NSF CAREER Award