Fundamental control for a manta-like fish robot

Masaaki Ikeda, Keigo Watanabe, Isaku Nagai

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This chapter analyzes a propulsive force generated from pectoral fins for a manta-like fish robot, which is one of rajiform-type fish robot in a classification of swimming mechanism of fishes, from fluid dynamics aspects. The fishes of this type swim underwater with two pectoral fins. A diving method is proposed, assuming that some front fin rays are fixed with a constant angle. The usefulness of the method is demonstrated by numerical simulations and an experiment with an actual robot system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466673885
ISBN (Print)1466673877, 9781466673878
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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