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Revision as of 17:22, 17 May 2008

Part 1: project profile

Project name

ZOIDBERG - An autonomous bio-inspired robotic fish

Project short description

ZOIDBERG is a project about an autonomous bio-inspired RoboFish. The project's aim is to realize a bio-inspired fish actuated by a particular electroactive polymer (EAP) , ICPF (Ionic Conducting Polymer Film). The robot will be able to swim in autonomous way in response to different behaviours.

People involved

Project head

Prof.ssa Giuseppina Gini - User:GiuseppinaGini

Other Politecnico di Milano people

Ing. Paolo Belluco - User:PaoloBelluco

Students currently working on the project

Francesco Milli - User:FrancescoMilli

Maurizio Mercurio - User:MaurizioMercurio

Alessandro Nava - User:AlessandroNava

Laboratory work and risk analysis

Laboratory work for this project will be mainly performed at AIRLab/Lambrate. It will include significant amounts of mechanical work as well as of electrical and electronic activity. Potentially risky activities are the following:

  • Use of mechanical tools. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Use of soldering iron. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Use of high-voltage circuits. Special gloves and a current limiter will be used.
  • Robot testing. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.

Part 2: project description

The project is composed by:

  • state of the art;
  • preliminary studies and sketches;
  • design notes and guidelines;
  • description and results of experiments;
  • useful internet links: Dr. Zoidberg

State of the art


Our Nafion EAP experiments on YouTube

Preliminary part design

First test body shape
Propulsion test
Developed test body
Schematic of the first board
Schematic of the second board
Test circuit