Many are the centers that today are working with such versatile as well as powerful technologies such as Arduino. On this occasion I want to present you the latest project carried out by none other than the Crete Institute of Technological Education, a center located specifically in Heraklion (Greece) that have managed to create a kind of submarine controlled at all times by a card Arduino Mega.
As you can see, little by little there are many projects that are carried out on a platform like Arduino Mega, an example you have in this peculiar robot bio-inspired submarine or in the always peculiar project that we saw just a few days ago where you could measure the volume of your speakers in a very visual way.
According to official statement that accompanies the video that you can see just above these lines:
This video presents the development and motion control strategies of a small bio-inspired underwater robot that uses a pair of wave fins for its propulsion. Each fin is made up of three individually actuated spokes, which are interconnected by an elastic membrane. An on-board microcontroller (Arduino Mega 2560) generates the movement pattern that gives rise to the undulating movements of the fins, through which propulsion is obtained. The prototype, which is completely self-contained, also integrates an IMU / AHRS unit for navigation purposes, a wireless communication module, and an on-board video camera.
The video contains images of experiments carried out in a laboratory test tank to investigate closed-loop motion control strategies, as well as footage of the sea trials.