A study on characteristics of a flexible body for a fish type robot

Masashi Terada, Hirofumi Sumoto, Satoru Yamaguchi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the characteristics of a fish type robot body. The robot surveyed is untethered and formed of a flexible urethane. The motion mechanism of the robot is composed of a shape-memory alloy type artificial muscle. The mechanism mimics the swimming motion of a subcarangiform fish. The characteristics of the flexible body and techniques to control posture of the robot are discussed. The flexural rigidity of the body was examined by an experiment about the elastostatic bending of the body. The output moment of the motion mechanism was estimated using the results of an experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
Pages377-381
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Other

Other18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/6/087/11/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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    Terada, M., Sumoto, H., & Yamaguchi, S. (2008). A study on characteristics of a flexible body for a fish type robot. In Proceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 (pp. 377-381)