Manta started its life as a ROV, but was converted to an AUV, when switching from the MATE ROV competition to the RoboSuv AUV competition.
Manta started its life in 2018 as a ROV, but in 2019 it was converted to an AUV. This marked a shift of focus for the organization from remote controlled drones to autonomous drones. It also meant that we would not compete in the MATE ROV competition anymore. We would now compete in the RoboSub AUV competition. The drone got great remarks for its design at RoboSub 2019 in San Diego, but it unfortunately had some work that needed to be done on the software side of things. The experiences that were made at the competition paved the way for greatness in 2020, but unfortunately the Covid19 pandemic made it impossible to compete physically. In the autumn of 2020 it was decided to let Manta retire from competitions, and rather be converted to a ROV again to be used for learning purposes.