Magneto-mechanical actuation model for fin-based locomotion

  title={Magneto-mechanical actuation model for fin-based locomotion},
  author={Juan Pablo Carbajal and Naveen Suresh Kuppuswamy},
In this paper, we report the results from the analysis of a numerical model used for the design of a magnetic linear actuator with applications to fi locomotion. Most of the current robotic fi sh generate bending motion using rotary motors that implies at least one mechanical conversion of the motion. We seek a solution that directly bends the fi n and, at the same time, is able to exploit the magneto-mechanical properties of the fi n material. This strong fi n‐actuator coupling blends the… 

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