Boston Engineering: GhostSwimmer, A Biometric Robot Fish

Julia Buck, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Guilherme Cavalcanti, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Paul Mandel, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Erin Schumacher, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Sarah Beth Shiplett, Wellesley College

Abstract

The Boston Engineering SCOPE project is part of a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTR) grant from the Office of Naval Research that is held jointly by Olin College and Boston Engineering. The SCOPE team designed a biometric robot modeled after the tuna fish. The GhostSwimmer is a highly efficient and maneuverable unmanned undersea vehicle developed for a wide variety of missions. The Olin team was primarily responsible for the maneuverability and sensor portions of the robot; Boston Engineering is designing the propulsion system.