Meet MantaDroid: a robot that resembles a manta ray and can swim at a speed of twice its body length per second for up to 10 hours. Assoc. Professor Chew Chee Meng from the NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering and his team developed flexible fins for the robot to naturally move in water.
MantaDroid can be used to study underwater life and perform search operations. The NUS team is expected to test the robot in seat environment next.