Flaping wing mechanism and Remote monitoring of biomimetic micro robot.

I. Kromba, S. Soulimane, F. Saffih


The microrobot is suitable for the remote monitoring of forests fires°. In addition, it can give real-time alarm of saturated harmful gazes. The article describes typical biomimetic butterfly characteristics and compares them qualitatively with those found in biological counterpart. The article presents a biomemitic micro robot inspired by butterflies for remote monitoring. The flying micro robot is created based on 3D printable material of "Poly Lactic Acid" (PLA) and PolyDiMethileSeloxane (PDMS). The present paper underlines two independent and variable parameters; the constraint of the aerodynamic parameters on the flying micro robot and the remote monitoring scanned space. The chosen flying model represents in a logical and unified way many of the fundamental characteristics of the micro robot behavior. These characterisctics have been treated separately to acquire an optimal flight for maximum distance. As the experimental data are still limited, the model was simplified as much as possible and modeled by finite elements in COMSOL multiphysics CAD tool in order to provide a basic framework from which the boundary conditions and the flying characteristics are determined. The results of the flying mechanism, the wings and the remote monitoring are studied and discussed in order to assess the ability of the micro robot to fly. The observed and calculated results agree well, and they confirm the possibility of flying the biomimetic butterfly very similar to the naturel one.

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