NC State’s Butterfly Bot mimics the biomechanics of a manta ray to break the soft robot speed barrier

The \”Butterfly Bot\”, a soft robot based on the biomechanics of manta rays, is the fastest swimming soft robot ever.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a soft robot that is energy efficient and can swim four times faster than other soft robots. They took inspiration from the biomechanics in the manta Ray. North Carolina State University developed the robot.

North Carolina State University, also known as NCSU, NC State or simply State, is a public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1887 and is part of the University of North Carolina System. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Duke University are part of the Research Triangle.


Inspired by Manta Ray Biomechanics: “Butterfly Bot” Is Fastest Swimming Soft Robot Ever