Swimmer (BEAM)

Swimmer (BEAM)

In BEAM robotics, a swimmer is a robot that functions on or in a liquid environment. These are sometimes referred to as aquabots or aquavores (the latter being a misnomer, as they are not "water eaters"). Swimmers include various designs, but usually lie within a device class that can be delineated as a watercraft, usually a boat but includes any vehicle designed to move across (or through) water.


* Boatbots : Self-propelled on the surface of a liquid; construction akin to surface watercrafts.
* Subbots : Self-propelled under the surface of a liquid; construction akin to submarines.


* Seale, Eric, " [http://encyclobeamia.solarbotics.net/articles/aquavore.html Aquavore] ". The EncycloBEAMia, 2003.

External articles

* Northeastern University, [http://www.neurotechnology.neu.edu/ Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program] (BURP)
* " [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/286345.stm Robot fish to resurrect fossils] " Sci/Tech, BBC, February 25, 1999.
* " [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/679642.stm Robofish splash down in Tokyo] ". BBC, 16 March, 2000.


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