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A Robotic Platform to Study the Foreflipper of the California Sea Lion
 

A Robotic Platform to Study the Foreflipper of the California Sea Lion

Article DOI: 10.3791/54909
January 10th, 2017

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Summary January 10th, 2017

A robotic platform is described that will be used to study the hydrodynamic performance—forces and flowfields—of the swimming California sea lion. The robot is a model of the animal's foreflipper that is actuated by motors to replicate the motion of its propulsive stroke (the 'clap').

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