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Title: Locomotion generation and motion library design for an anguilliform robotic fish
Authors: Niu, X.
Xu, J. 
Ren, Q.
Wang, Q. 
Keywords: Biomimetics
Locomotion generation
Mathematical model
Motion library
Robotic fish
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Citation: Niu, X., Xu, J., Ren, Q., Wang, Q. (2013-07). Locomotion generation and motion library design for an anguilliform robotic fish. Journal of Bionic Engineering 10 (3) : 251-264. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, modeling, locomotion generation, motion library design and path planning for a real prototype of an Anguilliform robotic fish are presented. The robotic fish consists of four links and three joints, and the driving forces are the torques applied to the joints. Considering kinematic constraints and hydrodynamic forces, Lagrangian formulation is used to obtain the dynamic model of the fish. Using this model, three major locomotion patterns of Anguilliform fish, including forward locomotion, backward locomotion and turning locomotion are investigated. It is found that the fish exhibits different locomotion patterns by giving different reference joint angles, such as adding reversed phase difference, or adding deflections to the original reference angles. The results are validated by both simulations and experiments. Furthermore, the relations among the speed of the fish, angular frequency, undulation amplitude, phase difference, as well as the relationship between the turning radius and deflection angle are investigated. These relations provide an elaborated motion library that can be used for motion planning of the robotic fish. © 2013 Jilin University.
Source Title: Journal of Bionic Engineering
ISSN: 16726529
DOI: 10.1016/S1672-6529(13)60221-8
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