Marine Bio-mimicking Robotics: Research Trends and Future Perspectives
To design new high-performance robots, mechatronic and soft robotics are looking to the animal realm for inspiration. We used unique bibliographic statistical approaches to highlight established and growing knowledge domains in this study, which focused on marine biomimetic research. In this context, marine biomimicking robotics still requires solutions for long-term energy provision, which limits operating autonomy at the moment. Identifying natural processes by which living organisms gain energy is thus vital in the research environment in order to sustain energy-demanding jobs, while natural designs must progressively inform to optimise energy usage.