June 11, 2012

Real Fish School With IOP Fish

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A recent study from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU found that live zebra fish will hang out with robofish, even if they don't look "fishy" enough. Although the robot is five times larger than its real-life counterparts, it attracted both males and females. They also found that they did not like the noise the bot made, but would put up with it if the visual clues were satisfactory. With more research, the team sees future usage as helping to protect endangered species.

Via IOP

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 11, 2012 11:51 AM
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