MIT Creates Robo-Fish
MIT engineers Kamal Youcef-Toumi and Pablo Valdivia Y Alvarado have created robotic fish to be used for monitoring pollution, pipelines and sunken ships. Each is less than 12", are autonomous and made with less then 10 parts. The polymer casing is flexible and makes them water resistant and low cost. The fish move with the help of a motor that starts a wave-like motion to push them forward. MIT has plans to create robotics manta rays and salamanders in the future, undoubtedly to keep their robofish company.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 31, 2009 9:10 AM