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Bo Cheng

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

338B Reber Building

buc10@psu.edu

814-867-5963

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Bioengineering, Mechanical Sciences, Sensors & Controls

Interest Areas:

Principles of animal locomotion; biologically inspired robotics; experimental fluid dynamics; control.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2006
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2012

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bo Cheng, Bret W Tobalske, Donald R Powers, Tyson L Hedrick, Yi Wang, Susan M Wethington, George T-C Chiu and Xinyan Deng, 2016, "Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. II. Aerodynamic force production, flight control and performance limitations", Journal of Experimental Biology, 219, (22), pp. 3532–3543
  • Bo Cheng, Bret W Tobalske, Donald R Powers, Tyson L Hedrick, Susan M Wethington, George TC Chiu and Xinyan Deng, 2016, "Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. I. Flight kinematics", Journal of Experimental Biology, 219, (22), pp. 3518–3531
  • Jian Zhang, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2016, "Instantaneous wing kinematics tracking and force control of a high-frequency flapping wing insect MAV", Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, pp. 1-18
  • Yun Liu, Bo Cheng, Sane Sanjay and Xinyan Deng, 2015, "Aerodynamics of dynamic wing flexion in translating wings", Experiments in Fluids, 56, (6), pp. 1-15
  • Jesse Roll, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2015, "An electromagnetic actuator for high-frequency flapping-wing micro air vehicles", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31, (2)
  • Bo Cheng, Jesse Roll, Yun Liu, Daniel R Troolin and Xinyan Deng, 2014, "Three-dimensional vortex wake structure of flapping wings in hovering flight", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11, (91), pp. 20130984
  • Yun Liu, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "An application of smoke-wire visualization on a hovering insect wing", Journal of Visualization, 16, (3), pp. 185–187
  • Bo Cheng, Sanjay P Sane, Giovanni Barbera, Daniel R Troolin, Tyson Strand and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "Three-dimensional flow visualization and vorticity dynamics in revolving wings", Experiments in fluids, 54, (1), pp. 1–12
  • Yun Liu, Bo Cheng, Giovanni Barbera, Daniel R Troolin and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "Volumetric visualization of the near-and far-field wake in flapping wings", Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 8, (3), pp. 036010
  • Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2012, "A neural adaptive controller in flapping flight", Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 24, (4), pp. 602
  • Bo Cheng, Xinyan Deng and Tyson L Hedrick, 2011, "The mechanics and control of pitching manoeuvres in a freely flying hawkmoth (Manduca sexta)", The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, (24), pp. 4092–4106
  • Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2011, "Translational and rotational damping of flapping flight and its dynamics and stability at hovering", Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, 27, pp. 849-864
  • Bo Cheng, Steven Fry, Qinfeng Huang and Xinyan Deng, 2010, "Aerodynamic damping during rapid flight maneuvers in the fruit fly Drosophila", Journal of Experimental Biology, 213, (4), pp. 602-612
  • Tyson L Hedrick, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2009, "Wingbeat time and the scaling of passive rotational damping in flapping flight", Science, 324, (5924), pp. 252–255

Conference Proceedings

  • Shih-Jung Hsu, Yagiz Efe Bayiz, Pan Liu and Bo Cheng, 2016, "An insect tether system using magnetic levitation: development, analysis and feedback control", Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC'16)
  • Jian Zhang, Bo Cheng, Xinyan Deng and Bin Yao, 2015, "Adaptive robust wing trajectory control and force generation of flapping wing MAV", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, Washington, USA, May 26-30, 2015, pp. 5852-5857
  • Yi Qin, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2014, "Trajectory optimization of flapping wings modeled as a three degree-of-freedoms oscillation system", 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago, IL, USA, September 14-18, 2014, pp. 3193-3200
  • Yun Liu, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "An experimental study of dynamic trailing edge deflections on a two dimensional translating wing", Fluid Dynamics and Co-located Conferences, 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, June 24-27, 2013
  • Jesse A Roll, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "Design, fabrication, and experiments of an electromagnetic actuator for flapping wing micro air vehicles", 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013, pp. 809–815
  • Jian Zhang, Bo Cheng, Jesse A Roll, Xinyan Deng and Bin Yao, 2013, "Direct drive of flapping wings under resonance with instantaneous wing trajectory control", 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013, pp. 4029–4034
  • Bo Cheng, Jesse A Roll and Xinyan Deng, 2013, "Modeling and optimization of an electromagnetic actuator for flapping wing micro air vehicle", 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013, pp. 4035–4041
  • Perry Parks, Bo Cheng, Zheng Hu and Xinyan Deng, 2011, "Translational damping on flapping cicada wings", 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA,September 25-30, 2011, pp. 574–579
  • Zheng Hu, Bo Cheng and Xinyan Deng, 2011, "Lift generation and flow measurements of a robotic insect", 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 4 - 7, 2011
  • Bo Cheng and X Deng, 2010, "Mathematical modeling of near-hover insect flight dynamics", Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, September 12-15, 2010, 1, pp. 197-206
  • Bo Cheng and X Deng, 2010, "Near-hover dynamics and attitude stabilization of an insect model", 2010 American Control Conference Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 30-July 02, 2010, pp. 39–44
  • Bo Cheng, S. N. Fry, Q Huang, W. B. Dickson, M. H. Dickinson and X. Deng, 2009, "Turning dynamics and passive damping in flapping flight", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Kobe International Conference Center Kobe, Japan, May 12-17, 2009, pp. 1889–1896
  • Haijie Zhang, Bo Cheng and Jianguo Zhao, , "Extended Tau theory for robot motion control", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA 2017)

Abstracts

  • Daniel Yeung, Xingyu Wang, Shih-Jung Hsu, Pan Liu and Bo Cheng, , "Flight mechanics of landing maneuvers in bluebottle flies", Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB'17), New Orleans, LA, January, 2017
  • Neel Thakur, Shih-Jung Hsu and Bo Cheng, , "Kinematics and aerodynamics of forward flight in bluebottle flies: experiments using a magnetic flight mill", Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB'17), New Orleans, LA, January, 2017

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, July 2016 - June 2021
  • Hugh W. and Edna M. Donnan Graduate Fellowship, College of Engineering, Purdue University, January 2011 - January 2012

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