Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA) research group at IIT Indore is
primarily engaged in addressing research problems related to biometric recognition.
With the development of high-resolution fingerprint scanners, high-resolution
fingerprint-based biometric recognition has received increasing attention. Level-3
fingerprint features, which include very fine details such as pores, are generally
observable in fingerprint images having a resolution greater than 800 dpi. Pore
features have been found to be effective for fingerprint recognition. Accurate
detection of pores is crucial for biometric recognition using high-resolution
An underwater vehicle plays a major role in monitoring the marine life. The limitation
with conventional rigid body vehicles are noisy, self weight and harmful for the underwater
creatures. Soft robotics is an emerging field of study in which the robot is fabricated using soft polymers
and flexible reinforced sheets which is compliant in nature. Instead of conventional motor
based actuator, the soft robots uses smart actuators such as Shape memory alloy, piezoelectric, ionic
polymer metal composite for its actuation. This work presents the design, fabrication, modeling and
hydrodynamic analysis of SMA wire actuated soft robotic jelly fish.