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Sunday 21 September 2014

Video: Groundbreaking project has recreated the movements of a fish

A groundbreaking project is making a SPLASH in the world of soft robots, by successfully demonstrating the movements of a real fish. The robotic fish was built by Andrew Marchese, a graduate student in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and lead author on the new paper, where he's joined by Rus and postdoc Cagdas D. Onal. Each side of the fish's tail is bored through with a long, tightly undulating channel. Carbon dioxide released from a canister in the fish's abdomen causes the channel to inflate, bending the tail in the opposite direction. Credit: Youtube/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

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