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1) ARO Young Investigator – Insect-Inspired Visual Flight Control for Aerial Microsystems

Sponsor: ARO (Randy Zachary)
Collaborators: N/A

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2) MURI – AIRFOILS: Animal-Inspired Robust Flight with Outer and Inner Loop Strategies

Sponsor: ONR (Marc Steinberg)
Collaborators: Kristi Morgansen (UW - PI), Jason Vance (College of Charleston)

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3) Collision Avoidance and Local Guidance Based on Insect Visual Motion Processing

Sponsor: AFRL-Eglin (Johnny Evers)
Collaborators: Pat Shoemaker (Tanner Research, Inc.), David O’Carroll (Univ of Adelaide)

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4) MAST CTA - Center on Microsystem Mechanics

Sponsor: ARL (Joseph Mait)
Collaborators: Paul Samuel (Daedalus Flight Systems), Inder Chopra (UMD), Michael Dickinson (Caltech), J. Gordon Leishman (UMD), Jim Baeder (UMD)

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5) Bio-Inspired MAV Navigation in Cluttered Urban Environments

Sponsor: AFRL-WPAFB (Mark Mears)
Collaborators: Jim Paduano (Aurora Flight Sciences), Tim Horiuchi (UMD)
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6) The Relationship Between Visual Sensor Equipment in Flying Insects and their Flight Performance – a ‘Neurobio-Engineering’ Approach

Sponsor: AFOSR (Willard Larkin)
Collaborators: Holger Krapp (Imperial College)
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7) MURI – Biologically Inspired Flapping Flight

Sponsor: AFOSR (Doug Smith)
Collaborators: Wei Shyy (Univ of Michigan)
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8) AD-150 Tilt Duct VTOL Flight Dynamics Modeling

Sponsor: Maryland Industrial Partnerships – MIPS (Ronnie Gist)
Collaborators: Paul Vasilescu (ADFS), Jewel Barlow (UMD)
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9) Optical Flow and Electroreception for Underwater Motion Coordination and Homing

Sponsor: ONR (Tom McKenna)
Collaborators: Derek Paley (UMD), Tim Curtis (DeepQuest Engineering)
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10) Biologically Inspired Hazard Detection and Collision Avoidance for the LIIVE -
Low Design-Impact Inspection Vehicle

Sponsor: NRL (Glen Henshaw)
Collaborators: Jim Paduano (Aurora Flight Sciences), Dave Miller (MIT)
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11) Autonomous Flight of a Robotic Samara Micro-Air-Vehicle and
Control Model for Robotic Samara

Sponser: MURI (ARO)
Collaborators: Dean Darryll Pines (PI), Evan Ulrich, Sean Humbert
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12) MEMS Setae for Bio-Inspired Wind and Lift Sensing

Sponser: ARL (Ed Measure)
Collaborators: Jim Paduano (Aurora Flight Sciences)
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Aerospace Engineering
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