Development of a new manta robot considering the form drag

Kota Mikuriya, Shigeki Hikasa, Yukito Hamano, Keigo Watanabe, Masaki Ikeda, Isaku Nagai

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Abstract

Biomimetic robots are possible to be used for investigating aquatic lives without affecting them. We have already developed a Manta robot that has propulsion mechanisms with pectoral fins, which are constructed by mimicking the pectoral fin of the manta ray. However, the swimming speed of the conventional Manta robot does not reach to those of many aquatic lives. In this paper, we improve the propulsion performance of such a Manta robot by considering a 3D shape. The propulsion performance of the Manta robot is improved by adopting a streamline shape, which has a less propulsion resistance as the body shape of the robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1132-1135
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9784907764487
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2015
Event54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Jul 28 2015Jul 30 2015

Other

Other54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period7/28/157/30/15

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Keywords

  • Manta robot
  • Propulsion mechanism with pectral fins
  • Propulsion performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Mikuriya, K., Hikasa, S., Hamano, Y., Watanabe, K., Ikeda, M., & Nagai, I. (2015). Development of a new manta robot considering the form drag. In 2015 54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2015 (pp. 1132-1135). [7285517] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2015.7285517