Flying cyborg: A new approach for the study of coleoptera's flight pitching

Yao Li, Ying Hu, Shinjiro Umezu, Hirotaka Sato

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Abstract

The study of flight orientation has gained more and more attention. In this study, we demonstrated a cyborg beetle for measuring body orientations in free flight, which contained a living insect platform and a miniature backpack with micro battery. While flying in a large flight chamber, the flight status of cyborg beetle could be recorded remotely. Thereafter, the effect of pitching on flight control was analyzed. According to the recorded flight data, a strong linear relationship was revealed between the pitch angles and forward accelerations, which was quantified by the Pearson's correlation coefficients and the fitting of mean forward accelerations under each pitch angle. We believe the coupling of pitch angle and forward acceleration is generated by tilted net aerodynamic force and flight air drag. The achievement of the orientation analysis would inspire a new approach to control system design of flying cyborgs and flapping-wing micro air vehicles (MAVs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages159-164
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728150734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2019 Sep 182019 Sep 20

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period19/9/1819/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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