13 Mar

For the last week, I was back to Mechanical Logic project and trained Mori for mechanical logic fabrication. For the next few month, I plan to build an integrated robot composed of ML.

13 Feb

After long time debuging for the Latex code of our paper, I finally submited our paper, titled "Analytical modeling for rapid design of bistable buckled beams", to arXiv. Hopefully the paper will be released at 14th Feb. online. After finishing submission to arXiv, we will continue to revise the p...

06 Feb

Last week, Blaire and me finished the last revison of our paper. Especially, the error analysis of our model was added into the paper, as shown follows: Also, I worked on paper survey on the verification and validation of furniture design.

29 Jan

I keep revising our paper for the pasting week. Especialliy, we added a figure to demonstrate the snap-through properties of bistable buckled beams and corresponding critical behavioral values (i.e. critical force, critical displacement and travel) ,as shown below.Also, I finished first draft of...

23 Jan

For the passing week, I ran the FEA simulation for the bistable buckled beam. This FEA simulation fuctions as the reference of our analytical model to valide its feasibility. The main result and analysis will be added into our paper. For the following week, Blaire and I will continue to revise the p...

16 Jan

For the past week, Blaire and I were working on the paper writing for the analytical modeling of bistable buckled beams with off-center actuation. We worked together to clean up the derivation of our models and finalize Section "Resultes and Disccusion". So far we finished most of the work except...

14 Nov

Finally, our work of the mechanical logic was presented in the ISER, Nov. 2018. In this paper, we introduced the mechanism of the mechanical logic and demonstrated its ability to induce electrical current oscillation with a constant-current energy source. For more details, you can refer to our paper...

10 Oct

For the past week, I was woking on the writing the introduction for the upcoming RSS conference. In this paper, we will introdce our work on the modeling of our mechanical logic. This model uses a quasi-static electromechanical scheme to simulate the dynamic behaviors of our mechanical logic, which...

13 Sep

So far, the Mechanical Logic team has completed their first paper and submitted it to ISER2018 (2018 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics). Thanks for the hard work of Dr. Mehta, Angela and Blaire. The team is able to induce current oscillation through the combination of Bistability...

19 Jul

Angela and I have been working on testing the strain of SCP actuator this week. We designed a testing system to allow rapid prototyping for our mechanical loigic. By attaching the actuator on the bistable beam, the strain of the actuator can be measured with small or without preloaded tension. And t...