Robot becomes a leader among fish

A couple of years ago, a team of scientists from the University of Leeds succeeded in getting live stickleback fish to follow a computer-controlled “Robofish” as it was moved through their aquarium. Part of the reason for the experiment was to learn about fish behavior, in hopes that human interference in their migration routes could be minimized. While the Robofish was simply a plaster model, researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University recently conducted a similar experiment, but using an actual tail-flapping robotic fish. Their discoveries could help save wild fish populations in the event of environmental disasters... Continue Reading Robot becomes a leader among fishSection: RoboticsTags: Biomimetic, Environment, Fish, Robots Related Articles: 'Robofish' makes friends with biological cousins MIT's robo-fish swims like the real thing Sea cucumbers could clean up fish farms – and then be eaten by humans More robotic fish spawned to monitor water quality Robotic fish

Robot becomes a leader among fish

A couple of years ago, a team of scientists from the University of Leeds succeeded in getting live stickleback fish to follow a computer-controlled “Robofish” as it was moved through ...

Fri 2 Mar 12 from Gizmag

Robot fish found able to lead real fish (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers studying schooling in fish have discovered that a real fish will follow a robot fish if it will help them use less energy swimming. This is the conclusion of a pair ...

Fri 24 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Real Fish Get Schooled By Robots

Thu 23 Feb 12 from IEEE Spectrum

Real Fish Welcome Robotic Overlord Into Their School

A robotic fish has sailed across an aquatic uncanny valley by tricking real fish into following it upstream.

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Wired Science

Video: I, Fishbot

Study finds fish follow a robot when it makes swimming easier

Tue 21 Feb 12 from Science Now

Robot Schools Fish

A robotic fish can lead others into forming schools, suggesting one reason why fish stay together.

Tue 28 Feb 12 from Discovery.com

They have been assimilated: real fish follow Borg fish

]]>It sounds a little creepy, evoking images of unwitting fish following a robotic swimmer just like Picard was drawn into the Borg Collective. But the experiment has a warm and fuzzy heart ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Dvice

What Makes A Robot Fish Attractive?

Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a ...

Fri 2 Mar 12 from RedOrbit

What makes a robot fish attractive? (Hint: It's in the moves), Thu 1 Mar 12 from Labspaces.net

What Makes a Robot Fish Attractive? (Hint: It's in the Moves), Thu 1 Mar 12 from Science Blog

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