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‘Mantabot’ vehicle swims like a ray

Engineers are trying to recreate the seemingly effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and manta rays by building their own ray-like vehicle.

“They are wonderful examples of optimal engineering by nature,” says Hilary Bart-Smith, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia.

Full story at Futurity.

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