Human Powered Swimming Machine

The swimming machine is shown in this page. The human interface is currently being constructed.

The swimming machine has two actuated degrees of freedom: heaving and pitching. These two motions are driven by two MicroMo DC motors. The swimming machine swims on a circular track. The lateral motion of the machine is mounted on a linear bearing which can be locked. The longitutdinal motion (i.e. circumferential direction) is monitored via an optical encoder but is not actuated. An LVDT will be instrumented in the future to monitor also the lateral swimming motion.

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