Jarvis, Susan M.
The goal of this project was to improve UAV efficiency through use of biomimetic design. This was achieved through the application of a hydraulically actuated soft robotic fin. Drawing inspiration from the manta ray, a custom actuator was developed to achieve a feasible, lifelike locomotion method. The actuator was incorporated into a prototype robot to assess the performance and ease of integration.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering