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Benjamin Shapiro
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Joint appointment with:
Institute for Systems Research
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University of Maryland
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c. Flow Control of Object Positions and Orientations
Collaborators: Alex Liddle, Andy Berglund
Post-doc: Pramod Mathai

In addition to controlling the location of objects, we have recently begun to design controllers to also control the orientation of objects. Here we precisely control the fluid shear (or electric shear for objects that have a surface charge) to always correct an objects orientation from what it is to what it should be.

A current (simulation only) result is shown below.

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Experiments are next.





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