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[2023-Vol.20-Issue 6]Design and Theoretical Research on Aerial-Aquatic Vehicles: A Review
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Journal of Bionic Engineering (2023) 20:2512–2541 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-023-00418-x

Design and Theoretical Research on Aerial-Aquatic Vehicles: A Review 

Yi Sun1,2 · Xuefei Liu1 · Kai Cao1 · Huan Shen1 · Qian Li1 · Guangming Chen1 · Jiajun Xu1 · Aihong Ji1,2 Aihong Ji meeahji@nuaa.edu.cn

1 Lab of Locomotion Bioinspiration and Intelligent Robots, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control for Aerospace Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Yudao Street, Nanjing 210016, China

2 State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control for Aerospace Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China

Abstract: With the rapid development of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, various tasks, such as biodiversity monitoring, surveying, and mapping, as well as, search and rescue can now be completed in a single medium, either underwater or in the air. By systematically examining the water air cross-medium locomotion of organisms, there has been growing interest in the development of aerial-aquatic vehicles. The goal of this review is to provide a detailed outline of the design and cross-medium theoretical research of the existing aerial-aquatic vehicles based on the research on the organisms capable of transiting between water and air. Although these designs and theoretical frameworks have been validated in many aerialaquatic vehicles, there are still many problems that need to be addressed, such as inflexible underwater motion and unstable medium conversion. As a result, supplementation of the existing cross-medium biomimetic research, vehicle design, power selection, and cross-medium theory is urgently required to optimize the key technologies in detail. Therefore, by summarizing the existing designs and theoretical approaches on aerial-aquatic vehicles, including biomimetic research on water–air cross-medium locomotion in nature, different power selections, and cross-medium theoretical research, the relative problems and development trends on aerial-aquatic vehicles were thoroughly explored, providing significant help for the subsequent

research process.

Keywords: Aerial-aquatic vehicle · Cross-medium motion · Power selection · Control theory · Biomimetic

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