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Design and Modelling of a Micro Swimming Robot

Yuan, Fei; Hasan, Mohammad S.; Yu, Hongnian

Authors

Fei Yuan

Mohammad S. Hasan



Abstract

Swimming micro-robots i.e., micro-swimmers have many applications in various areas e.g., investigation, repair, rescue etc. for industrial equipment, space exploration, human body etc. Fortunately, the micro-swimmers can be regarded as swimming in low Reynolds number flow which is dominated by Stoke equation. This paper reviews existing models and proposes a micro-swimmer model based on double-helix flagella and a body. It also investigates model parameter optimisation using simulation results. These designs use a suitable model method and are discussed in dimensional details.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2019 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS)
Start Date Aug 26, 2019
End Date Aug 28, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 10, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Jun 22, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series ISSN 2325-0690
Book Title 2019 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/icamechs.2019.8861606
Keywords Double flagella, low Reynolds number, stoke equation, swimming micro-robot
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2881170