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Prior related research publications and talks

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Power and actuation challenges for flying robotic insects (invited)
Michael Karpelson, Gu-Yeon Wei and Robert J. Wood
Custom Integrated Circuits Conference---Design Forum, Sept 2009. (slides)

Milligram-scale high-voltage power electronics for piezoelectric microrobots
Michael Karpelson, Gu-Yeon Wei and Robert J. Wood
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2009. (pdf)

A review of actuation and power electronics options for flapping-wing robotic insects
Michael Karpelson, Gu-Yeon Wei and Robert J. Wood
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2008. (pdf)

Turbulence-driven instabilities limit insect flight performance.
Combes, S.A. and Dudley, R.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(22): 9105-9108.  2009.(pdf)

Artificial insect wings of diverse morphology for flapping-wing micro air vehicles.
Shang, J.K., Combes, S.A., Finio, B.M. and Wood, R.J.
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 4(3): 036002, 6 pp.   2009.(pdf)

Flexural stiffness in insect wings.  I. Scaling and the influence of wing venation.
Combes, S.A. and Daniel, T.L.
Journal of Experimental Biology 206(17): 2979-2987.  2003.(pdf)

Flexural stiffness in insect wings.  II.  Spatial distribution and dynamic wing bending.
Combes, S.A. and Daniel, T.L.
Journal of Experimental Biology 206(17): 2989-2997.  2003.(pdf)

Into thin air: Contributions of aerodynamic and inertial-elastic forces to wing bending in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta.
Combes, S.A. and Daniel, T.L.
Journal of Experimental Biology 206(17): 2999-3006.  2003.(pdf)

 

Current related research publications and talks

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Mountcastle, A.M. and Combes, S.A. (2013).  Wing flexibility enhances load-lifting capacity in bumblebees.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130531. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0531)

Elastic configurations of self-supported oxide membranes for fuel cells
K. Kerman, T. Tallinen, S. Ramanathan and L. Mahadevan 
Journal of Power Sources, 222, 359 (2013)

Orientation dependent oxygen exchange kinetics on single crystal SrTiO3 surfaces
K. Kerman, C. Ko and S. Ramanathan
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14, 11953 (2012)

Nanoscale compositionally graded thin-film electrolyte membranes for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells
K. Kerman, B. K. Lai and S. Ramanathan
Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 656 (2012)

Ultra-thin film solid oxide fuel cells utilizing un-doped nanostructured zirconia electrolytes
C. Ko, K. Kerman and S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources, 213, 343 (2012)

Free standing oxide alloy electrolytes for low temperature thin film solid oxide fuel cells
K. Kerman, B. K. Lai and S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources, 202, 120 (2012)

 Energy storage in ultra-thin solid oxide fuel cells
Q. van Overmeere, K. Kerman and S. Ramanathan
Nano Letters, 12, 3756 (2012)

Energetics of flapping-wing robotic insects: towards autonomous
hovering flight.
M. Karpelson, J.P. Whitney, G.-Y. Wei, and R.J. Wood
IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan. October, 2010.

Fabrication of corrugated artificial insect wings using laser micromachined molds.
H. Tanaka and R. J. Wood 
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 20, p. 075008, 2010.

 At-scale artificial insect wings by microfabrication techniques.
H. Tanaka and R. J. Wood
in The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Salt lake City, UT, 2011. (Invited)

At-scale 3-D insect wing models for functional morphology studies of insect wings.
H. Tanaka and R. J. Wood
The Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting (SEB), Prague, Czech Republic, 2010.

Resilin in dragonfly and damselfly wings and its implications for wing flexibility.
J.D. Crall, S.T. Donoughe, R.A. Merz, and S.A. Combes
Journal of Morphology, p. , vol. , 2011. (Accepted) 

Controlled gliding, tumbling and descent.
P. Paoletti and L. Mahadevan
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, p. , vol. , 2011. (Submitted)

On the role of ultra-thin oxide cathode synthesis on the functionality of micro-solid oxide fuel cells: Structure, stress engineering and in situ observation of fuel cell membranes during operation.
B.-K. Lai, L. Kerman, S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources p. 5185, vol. 195, 2010.

Thin film nanocrystalline Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3: Synthesis, conductivity, and micro-solid oxide fuel cells.
K.Kerman, B.-K. Lai, and S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources, p. 6214, vol. 196, 2011.

Methane-fueled thin film micro-solid oxide fuel cells with nanoporous palladium anodes.
B.-K. Lai, K. Kerman, and S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources, p. 6299, vol. 196, 2011.

Nanostructured La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3/Y0.08Zr0.92O1.96/La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3 (LSCF/YSZ/LSCF) symmetric thin film solid oxide fuel cells.
B.-K. Lai, K. Kerman, and S. Ramanathan
Journal of Power Sources, p. 1826, vol. 196, 2011.

Pt/Y0.16Zr0.84O1.92/Pt thin film solid oxide fuel cells: Electrode microstructure and stability.
K.Kerman, B.-K. Lai, and S. Ramanathan
Journalof Power Sources, p. 2608, vol. 196, 2011.

Scalable nanostructured membranes for solid-oxide fuel cells.
M. Tsuchiya, B.K. Lai and S. Ramanathan
Nature Nanotechnology, p. 282, vol. 6, 2011.

Effect of flexural and torsional wing flexibility on lift generation in hoverfly flight.
H. Tanaka, J.P. Whitney, and R.J. Wood
Journal of Integrative and Comparative Biology, p. , vol. , 2011. (Accepted)

Driving high voltage piezoelectric actuators in microrobotic applications.
M. Karpelson, G.-Y. Wei, and R.J. Wood
Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, p. , vol. , 2011. (Submitted)

Mechanics and Actuation for Flapping- Wing Robotic Insects.
R.J. Wood, J.P. Whitney, and B.M. Finio
Book, Published Editor(s): R. Blockley and W. Shyy Collection: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, pp 4393-4406, 2011.

Design and Fabrication of Ultralight High-Voltage Power Circuits for Flapping-Wing Robotic Insects.
M. Karpelson, J.P. Whitney, G.-Y. Wei, and R.J. Wood
Conference proceeding, Published Collection: Applied Power Electronics Conf., 2011.

Low Power Control IC for Efficient High-Voltage Piezoelectric Driving in a Flying Robotic Insect.
M. Karpelson, R.J. Wood, and G.-Y. Wei
Conference proceeding, Published Collection: Symp. on VLSI Circuits, 2011.

Hardware in the Loop for Optical Flow Sensing in a Robotic Bee.
P.-E. Duhamel, J. Porter, B. Finio, G. Barrows, D. Brooks, G.-Y. Wei, and R.J. Wood
Conference proceeding, Accepted Collection: IEEE/RSJ Int Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems,2011.