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Research Progress of Bionic Water Strider Robot

Author(s):

Jingang Jiang*, Qiyun Tan, Xiaoyang Yu*, Dianhao Wu and Liang Yao  

Abstract:


Background: As a kind of bionic robot, the bionic water strider robot can achieve sliding, jumping and other movements on the water surface, with advantages of small size, light weight, flexible movements and other characteristics. It can detect the quality of water, investigate and search the water surface and perform some other operations. It has a very broad range of applications and development prospects. Therefore, the trend of biomimetic water strider robot is catching more and more attention.

Objective: To provide an overview of the bionic water strider robot and introduce their classification, characteristics and development.

Methods: This paper reviews various productions and patents related to the bionic water strider robot from 2003 to the present. The sources of the papers include: CNKI, Wanfang, Patent publication announcement in China, Web of Science, IEEE, Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Espacenet, FPO IP Research & Communities. To obtain the results, endnote is used for documentation and citesapce was used for visual analysis.

Results: The mechanical structure of existing bionic water strider robots is analyzed and compared. The typical characteristics are concluded. The main problems in its development are analyzed and the development trend is foreseen. The current and future research of the productions and patents on the bionic water strider robot are discussed.

Conclusion: The optimization and development of the structure of the bionic water strider robot and the development of associated components help to improve the simulation of the water strider's motion and to perform better on task in a complex water surface environment. In the future, with the deepening and improvement of the research, the bionic water strider robot will develop towards miniaturization, intelligence and integration.

Keywords:

Water strider robot, bionic robot, structural analysis, type of motion, super-hydrophobic, floating mode.

Affiliation:

Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin University Of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin University Of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, School of Measurement-Control Tech and Communications Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin University Of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Technology, Ministry of Education, Harbin University Of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080



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