Aquatic Robotics

Tuna study may lead to faster robots

Posted 16 Apr 2001 at 13:46 UTC by steve Share This

A new study by Robert Shadwick of Scripp's Biomechanics Lab reveals why the design of a Tuna's body allows it swim faster than other fish. A Tuna's muscles are concentrated at mid-body but the thrust produced is transfered to the tail which acts as a hydrofoil. The research is expected to be helpful in designing ultra-efficient aquatic robots.


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