Robofish Autonomous Fish-bot At London Acquarium

Autonomous fish-bots based on the common carp are swimming free in the London Aquarium. They are approximately fifty centimeters in length, 15 centimeters high and 12 centimeters wide.


(Robofish out of the water)

The robots are covered in light-reflective scales, as well as tiny sensors that provide information about the distance from obstacles. They are quick, about as fast as a pike, and are allowed to swim with real, living fish.


(Swimming robofish)

In his 2002 story Slow Life, science fiction author Michael Swanwick writes about robot fish who help explore distant worlds:

The Mitsubishi turbot wriggled, as if alive. With one fluid motion, it surged forward, plunged, and was gone. Lizzie switched over to the fishcam.

Black liquid flashed past the turbotís infrared eyes.

Straight away from the shore it swam, seeing nothing but flecks of paraffin, ice, and other suspended particulates...
(Read more about the Mitsubishi turbofish)

Take a look at robotic fish from china or even robotic lamprey parasites; read more about 'Robofish' swims into UK aquarium.

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