With advances in actuation and sensing, smart materials has drawn a growing attention from researchers in under water robotic fish. In this paper, a compact, noiseless, and untethered biomimetic robotic fish propelled by Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) actuators is developed. The robot fish employs two pectoral fins to generate steering and one caudal fin to generate main propulsion. A passive plastic fin is attached to the IPMC beam to enhance propulsion. With multiple IPMC fins, the fish is capable of 2D maneuvering. One small size programmable circuit board is designed for the 2D controllable fish. The Experimental results have shown that the forward-swimming speed can reach up to 1cm/sec and the both left-turning and right turning speed can reach up to 2 rad/sec.

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