Meng Wang's research while affiliated with Tsinghua University and other places

Publications (6)

Conference Paper
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Tracking position and orientation independently affords more agile maneuver for over-actuated multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) while introducing unde- sired downwash effects; downwash flows generated by thrust generators may counteract others due to close proximity, which significantly threatens the stability of the platform. The complexi...
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Tracking position and orientation independently affords more agile maneuver for over-actuated multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) while introducing undesired downwash effects; downwash flows generated by thrust generators may counteract others due to close proximity, which significantly threatens the stability of the platform. The complexity...
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Tangible Tetris is a mixed-reality interactive game allowing play with a physical transformable tetromino in a virtual playfield. The extension from game world to the physical brings plenty of new characteristics, strategies and fun to the classic game, as well as more possibilities in interactive art.
Conference Paper
The use of armatures is a convenient way of deforming and animating 3D digital models. However, interact with an armature is usually time-consuming, and often requires professional skills. Tangible interfaces, such as building blocks, while having improved the accessibility of digital construction, are still lacking in flexibility and present diffi...

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... However, the limited range of the tensioned cables or spherical joints used to connect quadcopters and the tool frame significantly constrains the achievable attitudes. Our group has proposed modular vectored thrust units made of quadcopters and passive mechanisms without angle range limits or constraints for two realizations, one DoF hinge [28,29] or two DoF gimbal [30,31,32]. These modular vectored thrust units overcome the constraints of the limited orientations between the quadcopters and the main frame in [25,26,27], and enable creating new multirotor aerial platforms for unique capabilities and performance. ...
... The quadcopters are connected with the central frame by light-weight, 3D-printed hinges, which have no rotation-angle limitations. We use Crazyflie 2.1 as the quadcopter module [27]. The weight of Crazyflie 2.1 is 27 g and the maximum total payload is 60 g (maximum thrust of 0.59 N ). ...
... Jacobson and Glauser develop a tangible input device as an armature to rig an animation [11]. TwistBlocks provides building blocks for children to create armature-based animation between multiple characters [12]. However, the building blocks involved above did not incorporate actuators, whereas those in WalkingBot embed actuation for a more interactive experience. ...