04 Dec '17, 3pm

manta ray robot proposes future of fast autonomous underwater vehicles

researchers from the national university of singapore (NUS) have created a manta ray robot that swims faster and for longer than traditional autonomous underwater vehicles . dubbed the ‘mantadroid’, the aquatic robot moves at the speed of twice its body length per second – equating to 0.7 meters a second – and operating for up to 10 hours. it enhances the unique and distinctive swimming locomotive of the similarly named marine animals, which effortless glide through water by flapping its pectoral fins. all images courtesy of the national university of singapore ‘unlike other flapping-based underwater robots that replicate manta ray’s flapping kinematics by using multiple motors to achieve active actuations throughout the fins, mantadroid is powered by only one electric motor on each fin. we then let the passive flexibility of the fins interact naturally with the fluid dyna...

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