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Vol. 112, No. 4

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Manta bot takes a test swim in the Woodrow Wilson School fountain

Video courtesy of Mohammad Javed '11

Published in the November16, 2011, issue


Professors Alexander Smits (Princeton) and Hilary Bart-Smith (University of Virginia) decided to arrange a competition between their students to see who could design the best manta ray inspired robot. Mohammad Javed '11, a mechanical engineering major, took on the project as a senior thesis and represented Princeton.

His manta bot, which uses a single sheet of plastic and four thin steel cables in each fin, takes a test swim in the Woodrow Wilson School fountain in this video.

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