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Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 643045, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/643045
Research Article

Modeling and Control of a Dragonfly-Like Robot

1Department of Electrotechnical Engineering, Institute of Engineering of Coimbra, Rua Pedro Nunes, Quinta da Nora, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal
2Department of Electrotechnical Engineering, Institute of Engineering of Porto, Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

Received 19 December 2009; Revised 31 March 2010; Accepted 10 June 2010

Academic Editor: Seul Jung

Copyright © 2010 Micael S. Couceiro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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