Saturday, October 15, 2005

Robotic fish

A robotic fish Professor Huosheng Hu has developed a robotic fish that is apparently able to mimic that elegant swish-flick of a real fish. According to the article they are
biologically inspired robotic fish which mimic the undulating movement of nature's fish species – aiming for the speed of the tuna, the acceleration of a pike, and the navigating skill of the eel.
They are going to be let loose in the London Aquarium. Underwater society will be scandalised!

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Anonymous jair said...

This isn't the first time someone's made a robotic sea creature - jacques costeau had a shark made. Actually, a few of them. From memory, the first was attacked and destroyed by real sharks, a later one was destroyed by another shark when they made it act as though it was injured, and another was actually a submarine with a person inside it.

They looked more realistic than that one, though - it doesn't even look aquadynamic. Surely that gap between the head and the body is going to cause a lot of drag?

October 17, 2005 10:54 am  
Blogger Dima said...

Yep.. and Sony have a new version of a robodog that needs petting...

October 18, 2005 7:30 am  
Anonymous jair said...

Best thing about a robodog - no cleanup!

October 18, 2005 10:35 am  

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