Robotic Biomimetic Fish

For my senior design project in undergrad, I worked with a team on designing and building a robotic fish. This was part of a research project funded by the US Navy to increase the efficiency of underwater vehicles by mimicking the way that fish swim. We partnered with the Electrical Engineering department, who were designing MEMS sensors that could detect water pressure, to create a platform that sensed and responded to the environment around it.

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This is the linkage system moving without the neoprene covering.

My role: part design and project manager
Worked with: Jason Vlachos, Alan Urban, and Frank Ursetta
Faculty Advisor: Scott David Kelly