Biomimetic locomotion in liquid environments

Projects in the robotics category:

  • Biomimetics: Robotic Stingrays Biomimetics: Robotic Stingrays
  • Biomimetics: Robotic fish Biomimetics: Robotic fish
  • In-Pipe Leak Detection In-Pipe Leak Detection
  • Inspection Robots: Robots for Inspecting Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Tanks Inspection Robots: Robots for Inspecting Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Tanks
  • Optical Assembly Station Optical Assembly Station
  • Palletizing Robots Palletizing Robots
  • High Speed Direct-Drive Robots High Speed Direct-Drive Robots

Biomimetic locomotion is of interest in applications where good cruising speeds, high maneuverability and stealth are needed. Current Biomimetic devices that use traditional discrete-stiff mechanisms have severe limitations because of their complexity. The proposed approach exploits the natural dynamics of a flexible structure in order to achieve the body motions needed to implement Biomimetic swimming performance.