Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots

Satoshi Endo, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda, Naomi Kato, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Yoshito Ando

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Abstract

This research aims at the realization of the fish's pectoral fins achieving new locomotion ability of underwater robots by developing the fin actuators that are flexible and functional themselves. From the view point of fin motion, the fin actuators are classified into two types; rowing motion and flapping. The rowing motion is realized by passive fin. It is formed with silicone rubber and generates propulsive power by drag of the fin's motion. This fin was found to work successfully by underwater experiments. The flapping motion is realized by active fin. It is the silicone's fin with built-in FMA (flexible micro actuator) and generates propulsive power by fin's motion driven by FMA. In driving experiments of the fin were made in air and water, it was found to work successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages3838-3841
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSICE Annual Conference 2005 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Aug 8 2005Aug 10 2005

Other

OtherSICE Annual Conference 2005
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period8/8/058/10/05

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Actuators
Robots
Silicones
Fish
Drag
Rubber
Experiments
Air
Water

Keywords

  • Active fin
  • Flexible and Functional
  • Passive fin
  • Pectoral fin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Endo, S., Suzumori, K., Kanda, T., Kato, N., Suzuki, H., & Ando, Y. (2005). Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 3838-3841)

Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots. / Endo, Satoshi; Suzumori, Koichi; Kanda, Takefumi; Kato, Naomi; Suzuki, Hiroyoshi; Ando, Yoshito.

Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. p. 3838-3841.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Endo, S, Suzumori, K, Kanda, T, Kato, N, Suzuki, H & Ando, Y 2005, Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots. in Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. pp. 3838-3841, SICE Annual Conference 2005, Okayama, Japan, 8/8/05.
Endo S, Suzumori K, Kanda T, Kato N, Suzuki H, Ando Y. Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. p. 3838-3841
Endo, Satoshi ; Suzumori, Koichi ; Kanda, Takefumi ; Kato, Naomi ; Suzuki, Hiroyoshi ; Ando, Yoshito. / Flexible and functional pectoral fin actuator for underwater robots. Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. pp. 3838-3841
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