The aim of the thesis is to design and build a robotic butterfly. We start by
studyng the bird fligth, then we move on the choice of the servomotors and of the
materials to be used for the realization. The last step is to build a first working
prototype of the robotic butterfly.
The vibration signature of a mechanical component contains fundamental information regarding its state of health and its dynamic behaviour. Effective experimental vibration measurements and virtual simulation are necessary for improvement and optimization purpose.