SNAPP the SAR Fish

Theme: Other technology-related themes

Category: Product realization/applications

Project information

Project descriptions

“SNAPP”, The Search and Rescue (SAR) Robotic fish is a fast-swimming robotic fish that strengthens the capacity of search and rescue operations, with unparalleled underwater mobility through its unique fish-like design. It provides floating support and towing capability in the absence of lifeguards. SNAPP currently holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest robotic fish at 2.3 m/s. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of injury and death. SNAPP’s potential as the fastest swimming robot in alleviating this issue is centralised on the golden rule of rescue: “In a drowning situation, timing is essential.” Our team is currently working on enhancements to its design, taking into account SNAPP’s performance in turbulent waters, integration of communication devices, and improved buoyancy.

Team information

Project leader: Muhammad Saad Shahid Anwel, President of Executive Committee

Executive Committee: Taha Abid, Vice President & Software Tech Lead; Le Chi Lim, Electronics Tech Lead; Pawan Raskoti, Mechanics Tech Lead; Simran Avinash, Marketing Manager; Madina Jamolova, Human Resources Manager

Team member(s): 

> Software Team: Allison Eun Se You, BSc (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology); Cullen Sun Hongshuai, MsCompSc; Ohmey Wu, BSc(Decision Analytics); Tasnia Ishrar, BEng(CompSc); Lucas Wong Ming Yui, BEcon; Brianna Gautama, BEng(BME)

> Electronics Team: Heidi Chui Cheuk Yu, BEng; Honour Olatunji, BEng(EE); Marzan Bin Rahman, BEng(ElecE); Vivian Ho, BEng(BME)

> Mechanics Team: Abdulwadood Ashraf Faazli, BEng; Gracia Trinita, BEng(BME); Kuan Jia Hong, BBA(IS); Chow Jo Yi, BEngSci (BME and MBB); Kathy Hung Man Kay, BASc (Applied AI); Masood Ahmed, BEng; Moses Liew, BEng(EngSc); Ashley Park Hye Min, BEng(Mech); Darren Xu Deng, MSc (Mech); Yeasar Habib, BEng(ME)

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Winner of the Dean’s Fund Award @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the Dean’s fund award at the 1st Engineering InnoShow. 

This team has received HK$10,000 sponsorship to participate in external competitions or incubation/ entrepreneurship/ startup programmes.


The best project award - COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.

Members of the Club Grenade project team in HKUEAA Annual Dinner