PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98310 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098310 View full text
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Alex Villanueva, Pavlos Vlachos, Shashank Priya

Abstract: The development of a rowing jellyfish biomimetic robot termed as “Robojelly”, has led to the discovery of a passive flexible flap located between the flexion point and bell margin on the Aurelia aurita. A comparative analysis of biomimetic robots showed that the presence of a passive flexible flap results in a significant increase in the swimming performance. In this work we further investigate this concept by developing varying flap geometries and comparing their kinematics with A. aurita. It was shown that t…

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