BEE 4570

BEE 4570

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Introduction to bio-inspired and bio-enabled robotics across scales by an interdisciplinary approach, by gradually integrating knowledge in mechanical engineering and bioengineering. First, basic principles and theories (kinematics, dynamics and control) of biorobotics are discussed through macroscale robots with hands-on experiences and examples includging agricultural robots. Next, biorobots at meso and microscales are described by applying an analogy of elements introduced at macroscale and by introducing bioengineering to the framework. Finally, the design framework and examples of nanorobots enabled by nano-bionanoengineering are discussed. Homework includes programming, literature searches, and design studies of their own biorobots.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: differential equation (MATH 2930), linear algebra (MATH 2940). Strongly recommended prerequisite: thermodynamics (BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210) or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate improved ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Students will improve their ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Students will display competence in oral and written communication.
  • Students will improve their capacity to integrate modern biology with engineering principles.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4457BEE 4570  LEC 001

  • Prereqs: Differential Equation (MATH 2930), Linear Algebra (MATH 2940). Not mandatory but strongly preferred: Thermodynamics (BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210)), or permission of instructor.