Bio-inspired Wire-Driven Fishlike Underwater Robot
Ruxu Du, Ph.D., F-SME, F-ASME
Professor and Director
Institute of Precision Engineering
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fishlike underwater robot, or simply robot fish, is a topic that has attracted much interest in the recent decade. Fish swimming is a wonder of nature: elegant, fast, agile, and highly efficient. Compared to conventional screw propelled ship, fish is several times more efficient, which motivates scientists and engineers to design and built robot fish for various applications, such as underwater exploration, pollution monitoring and shipping. This presentation introduces our bio-inspired wire-driven fishlike underwater robot, covering the design, modeling and optimization, control and experimentation. The presentation will help scientists and engineers to understand the exciting robot fish research and development from theory to practice.
Dr. R. Du was born in China in 1955. He received his Master’s degree from the South China University of Technology in 1983 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1989. He has taught in the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario and University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. Currently, he is a professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also the director the Institute of Precision Engineering of CUHK and the director of the Guangzhou Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Advanced Technology. His area of research include: design and manufacturing (metal forming, machining, plastic injection molding and etc.), as well as energy and materials. He has published 6 books and over 400 papers in various academic journals and international conferences. He is the associate editor / the members of editorial board of six international journals. He has received a number of awards including:
• Fellow of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers);
• Fellow of ASME (Society of American Mechanical Engineers);
• Fellow of HKIE (Hong Kong Institute of Engineers).
Organized by Advanced Robotics Centre, NUS
Supported by Singapore Industrial Automation Association
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology