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Xiaobo Tan

Xiaobo Tan

Xiaobo Tan

MSU Foundation Professor, Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering/Adjunct Professor Mechanical Engineering

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.

Awards
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
NSF CAREER Award
MSU Teacher-Scholar Award
ASME DSCD Best Mechatronics Paper Award
Education
Ph.D., University of Maryland 2002
M.E., Tsinghua University, Beijing 1998
B.E., Tsinghua University, Beijing 1995
Publications
T. Pinto, L. Cai, C. Wang, and X. Tan, "CNT-based sensor arrays for local strain measurements in soft pneumatic bending actuators," International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 157-166, 2017
S. B. Behbahani and X. Tan, "Design and modeling of flexible passive rowing joints for robotic fish pectoral fins," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1119-1132, 2016
J. Zhang, D. Torres, J. Ebel, N. Sepulveda, and X. Tan, "A composite hysteresis model in self-sensing feedback control of fully integrated VO2 microactuators," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 2405-2417, 2016
F. Zhang, O. Ennasr, E. Litchman, and X. Tan, "Autonomous sampling of water columns using gliding robotic fish: Algorithms and harmful-algae-sampling experiments," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1271-1281, 2016
H. Lei, M. A. Sharif, and X. Tan, "Dynamics of omnidirectional IPMC sensor: Experimental characterization and physical modeling," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 601-612, 2016