Aerospace & Mechanical
Engineering

Néstor Pérez-Arancibia

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Office: OHE 430I
Tel. (310) 384-0123
Fax. (213) 740-8071
email: perezara@usc.edu
website: http://www.uscamsl.com/

Academic rank: Assistant Professor

Education:

2007 Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2013: Research Associate, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
2010-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
2007-2010: Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., University of California, Los Angeles
2009: Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests:

Mechatronics, robotics, feed-back control, signal processing, dynamics, applied optics, fabrication of microrobots, and biologically inspired engineering

Selected Publications:

Y.-L. Park, B. Chen, N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, D. Young, L. Stirling, R. J. Wood, E. C. Goldfield, and R. Nagpal, "Design and Control of a Biologically Inspired Active Soft Orthotic Device for Treating Ankle-Foot Pathologies," to appear in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, P.-E. J. Duhamel, K. Y. Ma, and R. J. Wood, "Model-Free Control of a Flapping-Wing Flying Microrobot," to appear in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013), Montevideo, Uruguay, 2013.
P.-E. J. Duhamel, N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, G. L. Barrows, and R. J.Wood, "Biologically Inspired Optical-Flow Sensing for Altitude Control of Flapping-Wing Microrobots," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 18 (2), pp. 556-568, 2013.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, J. P. Whitney, and R. J.Wood, "Lift Force Control of Flapping-Wing Microrobots Using Adaptive Feedforward Schemes," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 18 (1), pp. 155-168, 2013.
R. J. Wood, B. Finio, M. Karpelson, K. Ma, N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, P. S. Sreetharan, H. Tanaka, and J. P. Whitney, "Progress on `Pico' Air Vehicles," in The International Journal of Robotics Research, 31 (11), pp. 1292-1302, 2012.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, J. S. Gibson, and T.-C. Tsao, "Observer-Based Intensity-Feedback Control for Laser Beam Pointing and Tracking," in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 (1), pp. 31-47, 2012.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, P. Chirarattananon, B. M. Finio, and R. J. Wood, "Pitch-Angle Feedback Control of a Biologically Inspired Flapping-Wing Microrobot," in Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Phuket Island, Thailand, pp. 1495-1502, 2011.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, K. Y. Ma, K. C. Galloway, J. D. Greenberg, and R. J. Wood, "First Controlled Vertical Flight of a Biologically-Inspired Microrobot," in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 6, 2011.
J. Levin, N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, and P. A. Ioannou, "Adaptive Notch Filter using Real-Time Parameter Estimation," in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19 (3), pp. 673-681, 2011.
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, T.-C. Tsao , and J. S. Gibson, "A New Method for Synthesizing Multiple-Period Adaptive-Repetitive Controllers and its Application to the Control of Hard Disk Drives," in Automatica 46 (7), pp. 1186-1195, 2010.

Professional Societies:

ASME
IEEE

Honors and Awards:

2013: Winner of the Best Paper Award, 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013)
2012: Journal's Highlight of 2011, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
2011: Finalist for Best Paper in Biomimetics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2011)
2010: Nomination for the 2010 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (32 nominees/1200 UCLA postdocs)

Courses Taught:

AME 443

Néstor Pérez-Arancibia