2015 年 33 巻 7 号 p. 524-530
Mimetic soft underwater robots using PFC are being developed by author's group. High speed and efficiency motions have been realized by the developed robots up to now. However, the robots are with simple shape of flat plate. To realize stream-line shape and embedding electric components inside the robots, it is necessary to prepare interior space inside the robots. For this purpose, this paper proposed basic structure, and the design approach for 3-dimensional fish-like soft underwater robots. And we confirmed the validity for propulsion performance improvement by experiments using developed prototype designed by the proposed method.