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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Swimming Robots???
Ann R. Thryft   7/17/2012 11:57:39 AM
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Brentlim, as we mention in the article, this research is not theoretical, designed to come up with a generic swimming platform. Instead, it's 100% targeted at sports-related apps, specifically competitive swimmers, and optimized swimsuit design for same.

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Re: Swimming Robots???
Brentlim   7/5/2012 3:17:16 PM
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My thoughts as well. Why look to the human form for a model of a swimming platform? Fascinating project and quite a feat to be able to accomplish, but why not look to a more efficient model for swimming than the human form?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: SWIMMING ROBOT
Ann R. Thryft   7/2/2012 12:14:02 PM
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Thanks, that would be great, and could perhaps answer some of the questions that have been posted here.

ChasChas
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torso
ChasChas   7/1/2012 2:09:43 PM
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The torso isn't flexible, that's why the "robotic" movement. A flexible coordinated torso would smooth it out.

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Re: SWIMMING ROBOT
bobjengr   6/29/2012 4:49:34 PM
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Hello Ann.  I definitely will.  Robotic systems fascinate me and each year ( if not each month ) there seem to be advancements that just amaze.   I definitely will take a look at SWUM and see if I can gain additional information; then I'll certainly will let  you know. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: SWIMMING ROBOT
Ann R. Thryft   6/29/2012 12:08:23 PM
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bobjengr, if you can figure out what they're doing with programming language or control methodology by checking out SWUM or downloading the sample app, please let us know.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Rescue Mission
Ann R. Thryft   6/29/2012 12:07:41 PM
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This research is aimed 100% at sports-related apps, as stated in the article (competitive swimmers, optimized swimsuit design for same). Not at anything as practical as search-and-rescue, or replacing lifeguards.

Charles Murray
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Re: SWIMMING ROBOT
Charles Murray   6/28/2012 8:00:39 PM
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Yes, this is basic research stretched to its limits. I guess we never know when something like this could serve as a foundation for a breakthrough in another area, but it's hard to imagine what it could be.

bobjengr
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SWIMMING ROBOT
bobjengr   6/28/2012 7:08:33 PM
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 This is a fascinating article and a good report but I must agree with Jerry, it seems to be a misuse of technical resources; i.e. time, money, CFD, etc.   Then again, sometimes the greatest break-throughs comes from seemingly trivial pursuits.   I think this exercise must be aimed at other than saving lives.    I would like to know more about the control methodology and what language was used to program the device. 

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Re: Rescue Mission
RICKZ28   6/28/2012 3:36:24 PM
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Having watched hundreds of lifeguard rescues using jet skis here on the Southern California beaches, I don't think any humanoid shape could match that performance.  Watch how jet skis take surfers out to huge waves during professional competition, then speed out of the way of the huge wave before it breaks.  Also, a skilled person paddling on a surfboard is faster than any human swimmer, as lifeguards also use surfboards for doing rescues.

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