UVA’s Mantabot featured at the ACCelerate Festival in DC

Graduate student Qiang Zhong stands with the Mantabot, a robot designed to swim like a cownose ray. Check out this video of the Mantabot in action. Qiang designed the Mantabot’s “brain”, a Raspberry Pi that tells the robot’s fins how to flap. Joe Zhu of Bart-Smith labs was the lead designer on the project. Joe, Qiang, Hilary Bart-Smith, and Carl White presented the Mantabot at the ACCelerate Festival in DC last weekend. Read about the event here.

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