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ME Webinar Series – Advancing Aerial Robots with Mechanical and Dynamical Intelligence

Event and Seminar

  • Date

    29 Dec 2021

  • Organiser

  • Time

    15:30 - 16:30

  • Venue

    Zoom (the meeting link will be sent to successful registrants)  


e-Certificate of attendance will be provided. Latecomer or early leaver of the webinar might NOT be eligible for an attendance certificate.

Guest Speaker : Dr Pakpong Chirarattananon 

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Pakpong Chirarattananon received his bachelor and master’s degrees from University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University under the supervision of Professor Robert Wood in 2014. His graduate work was centered on the dynamics and control for insect-scale flapping-wing robots. His research interests include biologically inspired robots and micro aerial vehicles.

Advancing Aerial Robots with Mechanical and Dynamical Intelligence


As the platform size is reduced, flight of aerial robots becomes increasingly energetically expensive. Limitations on payload and flight endurance of these small robots’ prompt researchers to explore various mechanisms that allow small robots to achieve more with less components. In this talk, we focus on the recent developments of the bio-inspired flight platforms. An example of passive mechanisms that was a key feature of an insect-sized flapping-wing robot becomes a motivation that leads to other interesting flight features, including an origami-inspired protective airframe and severely underactuated and multimodal multirotor vehicles.

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