SeaHawk: Biomimetic Shape Deposition Manufacturing (SDM) Fin Propulsion Assisted Sea Glider

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Seahawk is a project by undergraduate students from the University of Kansas with a mission is to design, manufacture, and assemble an autonomous underwater vehicle known as a glider, that is modified with a soft actuator as its mechanism of forward propulsion and yaw control. We aim to increase the maneuverability and adaptibility of present gliders so it would be able to perform in missions where these feats are desirable. Below is a short introduction video to Seahawk.