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Title: Design and fabrication of a bat robot with piezoelectric active isotropic stiffness controlled membrane wings

Aim: To investigate the effect of active control of wing membrane shape of a bat robot on aerodynamic performance using piezoelectric films. A robotic bat with a pair of flapping wings mounted on a force sensor will be designed by inspiration from the nature and the wing membrane active isotropic stiffness control effects on aerodynamic forces will be investigated based on basic knowledge of flapping aerodynamics.

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