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Proceedings of 2009 International Symposium on Computer Science and Computational Technology (ISCSCT 2009)

Huangshan, China, December 26-28, 2009

Editors: Fei Yu, Guangxue Yue, Jian Shu, Yun Liu

AP Catalog Number: AP-PROC-CS-09CN005

ISBN: 978-952-5726-07-7 (Print), 978-952-5726-08-4 (CD-ROM)

Page(s): 439-442

Dynamic Research on a Water Walking Robot Inspired by Water Striders

Lan Wang, Tiehong Gao, Feng Gao, Lina Dong, and Junnan Wu

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The superior speed and agility of water strider inspired researchers to design bionic robot walking on water surface. This paper proposed a novel buoyancy based water strider robot driven by decoupled parallel mechanism. Dynamic model of driving mechanism and hydrodynamic model of whole robot were developed in detail. Moving forward and turning experiments were done on prototype under the circumstance of laboratory. For its high efficiency, good mobility, low noise and little disturbance to environment, when equipped with a camera, this robot will have a great advantage in environmental monitoring and military reconnaissance.

Index Terms

water strider, bionic robot, driving mechanism, dynamics, hydrodynamics

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