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Mantabot – manta ray biomimicry for underwater vehicles

By Damir Beciri
26 July 2012

mantabot-bart-smithInspired by batoid fishes, such as stingrays and manta rays, researchers from University of Virginia (U.Va.) and their colleagues from 3 other universities are developing an autonomous underwater vehicle that emulates the seemingly effortless but powerful swimming motions of rays. The vehicle has potential commercial and military applications, and could be used for undersea exploration… »