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February 17, 2009

The RoboTuna Project

MIT's RoboTuna is an engineering project which models the swimming dynamics of a bluefin tuna. Designing RoboTuna has been challenging due to the difficulty of analyzing and then emulating the complex movement of the fish at it swims through its liquid environment. A genetic algorithm is one of the tools used to search through data and determine optimal parameters to control movement of the robot.

RoboTuna is a long term project, originated in 1993 as a doctoral thesis. The overall goal of the project is to use a biological model to develop advanced propulsion systems for underwater vehicles. For more information on RoboTuna, including pictures and videos, see the MIT RoboTuna website.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at February 17, 2009 2:10 AM
category: Evolutionary Computation

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