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Robot looks like a fish to ride with marine life | Phys.org


curated by | January 6, 2015

Students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich are working on a project that could deliver an ideal device for marine life filming, minus the turbulence and appearance that could scare fish away. They are working on Sepios, a nautical robot with fish-like appearance that would make it ideal for closing in on fish. The device, they said, is a four-finned cuttlefish-inspired robot, a distance away from classical nautical vehicles on the level of maneuverability. They said “contrary to the cuttlefish, it uses four fins, to maximize our goal of omnidirectionality.”

 

 

 

 

Read more at Phys.org or see Evan Ackerman’s piece on Automaton Blog.

 

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