Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Robotic Cuttlefish

Being interested in all forms of hydro-propulsion, I'm surprised it took this long for someone to emulate the cuttlefish. The propulsion has merit from a maneuverability point of view, as clearly demonstrated, but for primary thrust it's easy to see it's not very powerful. There seems to be room for improvement, namely in the membrane performance, but it is fairly graceful for a clunky looking machine.