• 733 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20092020

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Research Output

  • 733 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 14 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Conference article
2020

Retinal slip compensation of pitch-constrained blue bottle flies flying in a flight mill

Hsu, S. J. & Cheng, B., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 223, 11, jeb210104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Tip vortices formation and evolution of rotating wings at low Reynolds numbers

Li, C., Dong, H. & Cheng, B., Feb 1 2020, In : Physics of Fluids. 32, 2, 021905.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Aerodynamics of a flapping-perturbed revolving wing

Wu, J., Chen, L., Zhou, C., Hsu, S. J. & Cheng, B., Jan 1 2019, In : AIAA journal. 57, 9, p. 3728-3743 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Experimental learning of a lift-maximizing central pattern generator for a flapping robotic wing

Bayiz, Y. E., Hsu, S. J., Aguiles, A. N., Shade-Alexander, Y. & Cheng, B., May 2019, 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4174-4180 7 p. 8794016. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; vol. 2019-May).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Flies land upside down on a ceiling using rapid visually mediated rotational maneuvers

Liu, P., Sane, S. P., Mongeau, J. M., Zhao, J. & Cheng, B., Oct 23 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 10, eaax1877.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Scopus citations

Optimal trajectory generation for time-to-contact based aerial robotic perching

Zhang, H., Cheng, B. & Zhao, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 14, 1, 016008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Radial planetary vorticity tilting in the leading-edge vortex of revolving wings

Werner, N. H., Chung, H., Wang, J., Liu, G., Cimbala, J. M., Dong, H. & Cheng, B., Apr 1 2019, In : Physics of Fluids. 31, 4, 041902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Speed control and force-vectoring of bluebottle flies in a magnetically levitated flight mill

Hsu, S. J., Thakur, N. & Cheng, B., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 222, 4, jeb187211.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Volumetric measurement and vorticity dynamics of leading-edge vortex formation on a revolving wing

Chen, L., Wu, J. & Cheng, B., Jan 1 2019, In : Experiments in Fluids. 60, 1, 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2018

Gravitation-enabled Forward Acceleration during Flap-bounding Flight in Birds

Wang, Y., Tobalske, B. W., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Bionic Engineering. 15, 3, p. 505-515 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hovering efficiency comparison of rotary and flapping flight for rigid rectangular wings via dimensionless multi-objective optimization

Bayiz, Y., Ghanaatpishe, M., Fathy, H. & Cheng, B., May 8 2018, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 13, 4, 046002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Real-Time Learning of Efficient Lift Generation on a Dynamically Scaled Flapping Wing Using Policy Search

Bayiz, Y. E., Chen, L., Hsu, S. J., Liu, P., Aguiles, A. N. & Cheng, B., Sep 10 2018, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 5519-5525 7 p. 8460781. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Rotary versus flapping flight: An application study for optimal periodic control theory

Ghanaatpishe, M., Bayiz, Y. E., Cheng, B. & Fathy, H. K., Jan 1 2018, Advances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Nonlinear Control; Advances in Robotics; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Automotive Dynamics and Emerging Powertrain Technologies; Automotive Systems; Bio Engineering Applications; Bio-Mechatronics and Physical Human Robot Interaction; Biomedical and Neural Systems; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics, and Healthcare. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Unsteady aerodynamics of a pitching-flapping-perturbed revolving wing at low Reynolds number

Chen, L., Wu, J., Zhou, C., Hsu, S. J. & Cheng, B., May 1 2018, In : Physics of Fluids. 30, 5, 051903.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
2017

Effects of aspect ratio and angle of attack on tip vortex structures and aerodynamic performance for rotating flat plates

Li, C., Dong, H. & Cheng, B., 2017, 47th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2017. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, (47th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2017).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Extended tau theory for robot motion control

Zhang, H., Cheng, B. & Zhao, J., Jul 21 2017, ICRA 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 5321-5326 6 p. 7989626. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2016

An insect tether system using magnetic levitation: Development, analysis and feedback control

Hsu, S. J., Bayiz, Y. E., Liu, P. & Cheng, B., Jan 1 2016, Advances in Control Design Methods, Nonlinear and Optimal Control, Robotics, and Wind Energy Systems; Aerospace Applications; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Assistive Robotics; Battery and Oil and Gas Systems; Bioengineering Applications; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics and Healthcare; Control and Monitoring of Vibratory Systems; Diagnostics and Detection; Energy Harvesting; Estimation and Identification; Fuel Cells/Energy Storage; Intelligent Transportation. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2016; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. I. Flight kinematics

Cheng, B., Tobalske, B. W., Powers, D. R., Hedrick, T. L., Wethington, S. M., Chiu, G. T. C. & Deng, X., Nov 15 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 219, 22, p. 3518-3531 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. II. Aerodynamic force production, flight control and performance limitations

Cheng, B., Tobalske, B. W., Powers, D. R., Hedrick, T. L., Wang, Y., Wethington, S. M., Chiu, G. T. C. & Deng, X., Nov 15 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 219, 22, p. 3532-3543 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Instantaneous wing kinematics tracking and force control of a high-frequency flapping wing insect MAV

Zhang, J., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics. 11, 1-4, p. 67-84 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations
2015

Adaptive robust wing trajectory control and force generation of flapping wing MAV

Zhang, J., Cheng, B., Yao, B. & Deng, X., Jun 29 2015, In : Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2015-June, June, p. 5852-5857 6 p., 7140018.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

8 Scopus citations

Aerodynamics of dynamic wing flexion in translating wings

Liu, Y., Cheng, B., Sane, S. P. & Deng, X., Jun 12 2015, In : Experiments in Fluids. 56, 6, 131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

An Electromagnetic Actuator for High-Frequency Flapping-Wing Microair Vehicles

Roll, J. A., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Apr 1 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 31, 2, p. 400-414 15 p., 7072552.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
2014

Three-dimensional vortex wake structure of flapping wings in hovering flight

Cheng, B., Roll, J., Liu, Y., Troolin, D. R. & Deng, X., Feb 6 2014, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11, 91, 20130984.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Trajectory optimization of flapping wings modeled as a three degree-of-freedoms oscillation system

Qin, Y., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Oct 31 2014, IROS 2014 Conference Digest - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 3193-3200 8 p. 6943005

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations
2013

An application of smoke-wire visualization on a hovering insect wing

Liu, Y., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Aug 1 2013, In : Journal of Visualization. 16, 3, p. 185-187 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

An experimental study of dynamic trailing edge deflections on a two dimensional translating wing

Liu, Y., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2 Scopus citations

Design, fabrication, and experiments of an electromagnetic actuator for flapping wing micro air vehicles

Roll, J. A., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Nov 14 2013, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013. p. 809-815 7 p. 6630666. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

26 Scopus citations

Direct drive of flapping wings under resonance with instantaneous wing trajectory control

Zhang, J., Cheng, B., Roll, J. A., Deng, X. & Bin, Y., 2013, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013. p. 4029-4034 6 p. 6631145. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations

Modeling and optimization of an electromagnetic actuator for flapping wing micro air vehicle

Cheng, B., Roll, J. A. & Deng, X., Nov 14 2013, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013. p. 4035-4041 7 p. 6631146. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

11 Scopus citations

Three-dimensional flow visualization and vorticity dynamics in revolving wings

Cheng, B., Sane, S. P., Barbera, G., Troolin, D. R., Strand, T. & Deng, X., Jan 1 2013, In : Experiments in Fluids. 54, 1, 1423.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations

Volumetric visualization of the near- and far-field wake in flapping wings

Liu, Y., Cheng, B., Barbera, G., Troolin, D. R. & Deng, X., Sep 1 2013, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 8, 3, 036010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2012

A neural adaptive controller in flapping flight

Cheng, B. & Deng, X., 2012, In : Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics. 24, 4, p. 602-611 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2011

The mechanics and control of pitching manoeuvres in a freely flying hawkmoth (Manduca sexta)

Cheng, B., Deng, X. & Hedrick, T. L., Dec 1 2011, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 214, 24, p. 4092-4106 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Scopus citations

Translational and rotational damping of flapping flight and its dynamics and stability at hovering

Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Oct 1 2011, In : IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 27, 5, p. 849-864 16 p., 5887430.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Scopus citations

Translational damping on flapping cicada wings

Parks, P., Cheng, B., Hu, Z. & Deng, X., Dec 29 2011, IROS'11 - 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Celebrating 50 Years of Robotics. p. 574-579 6 p. 6048720. (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations
2010

Aerodynamic damping during rapid flight maneuvers in the fruit fly Drosophila

Cheng, B., Fry, S. N., Huang, Q. & Deng, X., Feb 15 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 213, 4, p. 602-612 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Mathematical modelling of near-hover insect flight dynamics

Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 197-206 10 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Near-hover dynamics and attitude stabilization of an insect model

Cheng, B. & Deng, X., 2010, Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010. IEEE Computer Society, p. 39-44 6 p. 5530672. (Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Scopus citations
2009

Turning dynamics and passive damping in flapping flight

Cheng, B., Fry, S. N., Huang, Q., Dickson, W. B., Dickinson, M. H. & Deng, X., Nov 2 2009, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09. p. 1889-1896 8 p. 5152826. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Scopus citations

Wingbeat time and the scaling of passive rotational damping in flapping flight

Hedrick, T. L., Cheng, B. & Deng, X., Apr 10 2009, In : Science. 324, 5924, p. 252-255 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

184 Scopus citations