Concept Design and Simulation of a Water Proofing Modular Robot for Amphibious Locomotion
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This paper will introduce a novel adaptive modular robot for amphibious locomotion research. First, an overview of modular robotic research is given systematically. In this project, we concentrate on designing a new kind of modular robot with a central part and adaptable covers, so to build different configurations. The assemble prototypes could be used for bio-inspired locomotion research not only on ground, but also in water. The modular design, interfaces, and different configurations will be presented throughout. After that, related simulations including locomotion and swimming are shown to confirm the concept and principle. In the end, a conclusion is given and future work is outlined.