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A 2 degrees of freedom united propulsive mechanism for amphibious function inspired by frog's hindlimb

Yucheng Tang, Xiaolong Yang, Xiaojin Zhu, Shichao Zhou, Wenbin Zha, Yuxin Sun, Yulin Wang
2022 Mechanical Sciences  
Amphibious species of frogs are notable candidates to mimic for amphibious robotic design, as their swimming and sprawling locomotion is generated by the united propulsive mechanisms in which the hindlimbs  ...  This paper proposes a novel united propulsive mechanism to acquire the amphibious function inspired by the frog's hindlimb.  ...  Conclusion In this paper, we propose a novel united propulsive mechanism inspired by a frog's hindlimb, which consists of a pla- The forward kinematic analysis from the geometrical features is directly  ... 
doi:10.5194/ms-13-437-2022 fatcat:viynft7ah5e5jju66bjzizic7y

Design, Modeling and Control of A Novel Amphibious Robot with Dual-swing-legs Propulsion Mechanism [article]

Yang Yi, Zhou Geng, Zhang Jianqing, Cheng Siyuan, Fu Mengyin
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The robot is called FroBot, since its structure and locomotion are similar to frogs. Our inspiration comes from the frog scooter and breaststroke.  ...  This paper describes a novel amphibious robot, which adopts a dual-swing-legs propulsion mechanism, proposing a new locomotion mode.  ...  The authors would like to thank Bai Kexian, Wang Meiling, Ma Hongbin, Lei Yong, Wang Zhili, Qiu Fan, Xie Shanshan, Li Donghai and all other members of BIT ININ Lab for their contribution to this work.  ... 
arXiv:1509.06110v1 fatcat:5cpjwjv2jbh5xba57yqvnwsaum


R. J. Full
2003 Journal of Experimental Biology  
the perspective of biologists and inspire graduate and undergraduate students.  ...  Rather than blindly copying nature, it is clear we must be inspired by general principles that emerge from an integration of disciplines.  ...  It should be digested by engineers who hope to gain inspiration from biology for the design of novel devices.  ... 
doi:10.1242/jeb.00704 fatcat:yle2lv32tjgp7bghruewvhcpmi

Biomimetics Design for Tribological Applications

L. Ivanović, A. Vencl, B. Stojanović, B. Marković
2018 Tribology in Industry  
A B S T R A C T Biomimetics, biomimicry and bionics are synonyms for the scientific discipline of creating new structures inspired by nature.  ...  State-of-the-art of biomimetics progress is discussed, as well as, its goals and the potential to simultaneously achieve the financial and ecological contribution by realization of bio-inspired concepts  ...  Acknowledgement This work has been performed as a part of activities within the projects TR 35033 and TR 35021.  ... 
doi:10.24874/ti.2018.40.03.11 fatcat:jv7cvlce6rbk7nfmyhaminpn7i

Locomotion Strategies for Amphibious Robots-A Review

Mohammed Rafeeq, Siti Fauziah Toha, Salmiah Ahmad, Mohd Asyraf Razib
2021 IEEE Access  
QAR with improved Klann mechanism imitating duck feet [79] presents a unique single design mechanism for swimming and walking; though the design is novel, it is less efficient.  ...  The tail design is a unique feature that gives Seadog stability and a higher capability of obstacle negotiation [80] . Frog breaststroke and scooter inspires frobot hybrid locomotion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3057406 fatcat:yjquskqm7fffticy2n6v3hj6ye

Multi-modal locomotion: from animal to application

R J Lock, S C Burgess, R Vaidyanathan
2013 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics  
By identifying and understanding when natural systems use specific locomotion mechanisms, when they opt for disparate mechanisms for each mode of locomotion rather than using a synergized singular mechanism  ...  A review of current biologically inspired multi-modal robots is also presented.  ...  These can provide a foundation for design analysis in future engineering projects. These characteristics can then be used as inspiration when considering future mobile robotic platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-3182/9/1/011001 pmid:24343102 fatcat:k5xeyjbnwne5veluwzzgudpvg4

Limits of nature and advances of technology: What does biomimetics have to offer to aquatic robots?

F. E. Fish
2006 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
However, there has not been a full appreciation of the success and limitations of biomimetics.  ...  In recent years, the biomimetic approach has been utilized as a mechanism for technological advancement in the field of robotics.  ...  This paper is based in part on research performed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  ... 
doi:10.1533/abbi.2004.0028 fatcat:bocafs3omvalpi3a3hlcng3yvi

Limits of Nature and Advances of Technology: What Does Biomimetics Have to Offer to Aquatic Robots?

F. E. Fish
2006 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
However, there has not been a full appreciation of the success and limitations of biomimetics.  ...  In recent years, the biomimetic approach has been utilized as a mechanism for technological advancement in the field of robotics.  ...  This paper is based in part on research performed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2006/506474 fatcat:xjpuwbzcybf4nlaaxlecrssaxa

Building a robotic link between muscle dynamics and hydrodynamics

C. T. Richards
2011 Journal of Experimental Biology  
This study used a novel feedback approach to control a robotic foot using force and length signals transmitted from an isolated Xenopus laevis frog muscle.  ...  Upon nerve stimulation (250Hz, 80ms train duration), variation in loading generated a range of muscle stress (19.8±5.3 to 66.0±22.5kPa), work (1.89±0.67 to 6.87±2.96Jkg -1 muscle) and power (12.4  ...  I thank Christofer Clemente and Monica Daley both for critical comments during manuscript preparation and for helpful discussions on muscle mechanics.  ... 
doi:10.1242/jeb.056671 pmid:21697430 fatcat:7vv6qzeezbaldmtpwcwpfsz3yi

Multiple Bio-Inspired Father–Son Underwater Robot for Underwater Target Object Acquisition and Identification

Ruochen An, Shuxiang Guo, Yuanhua Yu, Chunying Li, Tendeng Awa
2021 Micromachines  
A coiling mechanism was installed on SUR for the recycling and release of the son underwater robot.  ...  In this paper, a bio-inspired Father–Son Underwater Robot System (FURS) is designed for underwater target object image acquisition and identification.  ...  Mechanical design of the bio-inspired son underwater robot: (a) design of the son underwater robot; (b) illustration of the son underwater robot swimming. Figure 7 . 7 Figure 7.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi13010025 pmid:35056190 pmcid:PMC8781731 fatcat:xixgyoihdrejvc3lrak3donahq

Fundamentals of soft robot locomotion

M. Calisti, G. Picardi, C. Laschi
2017 Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
This paper aims to provide a reference guide for researchers approaching mobile soft robotics, to describe the underlying principles of soft robot locomotion with its pros and cons, and to envisage applications  ...  a deformable body and exerting forces on the environment to achieve locomotion.  ...  In these designs, leg position and energy storage is decoupled, allowing power modulation via mechanical design of the leg mechanisms.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsif.2017.0101 pmid:28539483 pmcid:PMC5454300 fatcat:7t2rkfm5xra3jgvyl3xtgr5rs4

Recent Progress in Modeling and Control of Bio-Inspired Fish Robots

Boai Sun, Weikun Li, Zhangyuan Wang, Yunpeng Zhu, Qu He, Xinyan Guan, Guangmin Dai, Dehan Yuan, Ang Li, Weicheng Cui, Dixia Fan
2022 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
In this review, we first highlight our enhanced scientific understanding of bio-inspired propulsion and sensing underwater and then present the research progress and performance characteristics of different  ...  Therefore, they have gained an increasing research interest, which has led to a great deal of remarkable progress theoretically and practically in recent years.  ...  [221] designed a novel concept of an amphibious spherical robot with fins in 2021.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jmse10060773 fatcat:jibo347ecndvnmmsbkefv4yc6y

Diversity, mechanics and performance of natural aquatic propulsors [chapter]

F.E. Fish
2006 Flow Phenomena in Nature Volume 1  
However, the propulsive systems and body morphology associated with high levels of acceleration and maneuverability diverge from systems designed for speed and efficiency.  ...  The evolution of aquatic animals has produced a great diversity of morphological designs and propulsive modes that can be exploited for biomimetic engineered systems.  ...  Acknowledgments This chapter is based in part on research performed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  ... 
doi:10.2495/1-84564-001-2/2a fatcat:rice7744nvdpzdettagferhufe

Biomimetic Designs for Automobile Engineering: A Review

I. D. Wijegunawardana, W.R. De Mel
2021 International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering  
The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the biomimetic design approaches that have been and can be used in automobile design.  ...  In addition, the paper includes a classification of biomimetic concepts, which reveals the current research interests and highlights the areas with a deficit of research that is required to be addressed  ...  This review on bio-inspired automobile design has led the authors to believe that natural life can provide incredible solutions, with a large diversity of designs, materials, and mechanical contrivances  ... 
doi:10.15282/ijame.18.3.2021.15.0692 fatcat:a2poqfzx7fafpko6k2j7jk7why

Symmetry-breaking Actuation Mechanism for Soft Robotics and Active Metamaterials [article]

Shuai Wu, Qiji Ze, Rundong Zhang, Nan Hu, Yang Cheng, Fengyuan Yang, Ruike Zhao
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This new asymmetric multimodal actuation mechanism will open new avenues for the design of next-generation multifunctional soft robots, biomedical devices, and acoustic metamaterials.  ...  We demonstrate that the proposed asymmetric multimodal actuation enables a plethora of novel applications ranging from the basic 1D/2D active structures with asymmetric shape-shifting to biomimetic crawling  ...  (a) The propulsive mechanism of a swimming frog. (b) The schematic geometry and the programmed magnetizations of a four-cell system. (c) The fabricated four-leg swimming robot.  ... 
arXiv:1909.05068v1 fatcat:yz5ueollgbfu7oggtwtvtzchqi
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