Swimming Robots Have Scaling Laws, Too

Youngsu Cha, Jeffrey Laut, Paul Phamduy, Maurizio Porfiri

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Aquatic animals of vastly different size show a simple relationship between swimming speed and body kinematics. Swimming robots, whose morphology and gaits are inspired by those animals, are not an exception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7120150
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2016


  • Biologically-inspired robots
  • biomimetics
  • marine robotics
  • smart actuators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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