Department of Mechanical Engineering

Xiaobo Tan

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.

Building Name: 
Engineering Building
City: 
East Lansing
Address: 
428 S. Shaw Lane
E-mail Address: 
Department: 
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Employment Type: 
Faculty
First Name: 
Xiaobo
Last Name: 
Tan
NetID: 
xbtan
Phone: 
(517) 432-5671
Professional Title: 
Associate Professor and Graduate Recruitment Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Room: 
3213
State: 
MI
Zip: 
48824
Publications: 
R. Dong, X. Tan, "Modeling and open-loop control of IPMC actuators under changing ambient temperatures," Smart Materials and Structures, to appear, 2012
X. Chen, G. Zhu, X. Yang, D. L.S. Hung, X. Tan, "Model-based estimation of flow characteristics using an ionic polymer-metal composite beam," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, to appear, 2011
B. Drincic, X. Tan, D. Bernstein, Why are some hysteresis loops shaped like a butterfly?, Automatica, vol. 47, no. 12, pp. 2658-2664, 2011
X. Tan, Autonomous robotic fish as mobile sensor platforms: Challenges and potential solutions(Invited paper for special issue on Biomimetics in Ocean Engineering), Marine Technology Society Journal, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 31-40, 2011
Y. Fang, T. J. Pence, X. Tan, Fiber-directed conjugated polymer torsional actuator: Nonlinear elasticity modeling and experimental validation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 656-664, 2011
T. Ganley, D. L.S. Hung, G. Zhu, X. Tan, Modeling and inverse compensation of temperature-dependent ionic polymer-metal composite sensor dynamics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 80-89, 2011
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
Awards: 
NSF CAREER Award, MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, ASME DSCD Best Mechatronics Paper Award