Performance of Very Small Robotic Fish Equipped with CMOS Camera
AbstractUnderwater robots are often used to investigate marine animals. Ideally, such robots should be in the shape of fish so that they can easily go unnoticed by aquatic animals. In addition, lacking a screw propeller, a robotic fish would be less likely to become entangled in algae and other plants. However, although such robots have been developed, their swimming speed is significantly lower than that of real fish. Since to carry out a survey of actual fish a robotic fish would be required to follow them, it is necessary to improve the performance of the propulsion system. In the present study, a small robotic fish (SAPPA) was manufactured and its propulsive performance was evaluated. SAPPA was developed to swim in bodies of freshwater such as rivers, and was equipped with a small CMOS camera with a wide-angle lens in order to photograph live fish. The maximum swimming speed of the robot was determined to be 111 mm/s, and its turning radius was 125 mm. Its power consumption was as low as 1.82 W. During trials, SAPPA succeeded in recognizing a goldfish and capturing an image of it using its CMOS camera. View Full-Text
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Zhao, Y.; Fukuhara, M.; Usami, T.; Takada, Y. Performance of Very Small Robotic Fish Equipped with CMOS Camera. Robotics 2015, 4, 421-434.
Zhao Y, Fukuhara M, Usami T, Takada Y. Performance of Very Small Robotic Fish Equipped with CMOS Camera. Robotics. 2015; 4(4):421-434.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Yang; Fukuhara, Masaaki; Usami, Takahiro; Takada, Yogo. 2015. "Performance of Very Small Robotic Fish Equipped with CMOS Camera." Robotics 4, no. 4: 421-434.