Seahorses are extremely good in hovering and manoeuvring in small areas without disturbing sediment. We use the seahorses as a model for the development of underwater robots.
This thesis study aims to measure the drag that seahorses experience when gliding. This information is usefull to derive an estimate of the forces that seahorses need to produce to propel themselves. We will measure drag forces with different developmental stadia in seahorses: from newborn to adult.
|Examiner:||prof.dr. Johan van Leeuwen|
|Contact:||Sebastian Henrion (via contact form)|
|Begin date:||From November, 2014|
|For:||BSc Animal Sciences and Biology|
|Used skills:||High speed camera recordings|