Fundamental Control for a Manta-Like Fish Robot

Masaaki Ikeda, Keigo Watanabe, Isaku Nagai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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 publicationRapid Automation
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781522580614
ISBN (Print)9781522580607
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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