Project results

The first flow sensing underwater robot and its flow-aided and flow-relative navigation.

A novel design of a mechanically simple bio-inspired underwater robot and its mechanical modelling using theory of vibrations. New ways of motion generation using new kinds of mechatronic systems.

New understanding of how fish interact with the flow around them.

New understanding of how robots interact with the flow and how they can use flow as navigational aid and to save energy.

Analysis of periodic flows (von Karma vortex street) and an open source software for flow analysis.

New understanding of how flows are perceived from a situated perspective (by a robot or fish swimming in the flow).

Design of an Artificial Hair Cell mimicking natural Hair Cell sensing physiology using MEMS (Micro ElectroMechanical Systems) technology, their fabrication method, new method of waterproofing MEMS lateral line sensors with parylene and a development of a MEMS lateral line.

New hydrodynamics research facilities and trained personnel who continues the work of FILOSE.