Robotic Fish Lure Schools to Safety

Imagine tossing out your cast net to scoop up some bait for a fine day of fishin', but along with minnows, you find a robot! An assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University is developing robotic fish in order to help schools avoid oil spills, natural disasters, and manmade dangers. 

"Schooling fish have a rich system of information sharing," explains Dr. Maurizio Porfiri. "They decide when to school based on a wide variety of factors, including vision and pressure cues from other fish. By studying these cues, we can learn how school members recognize - and follow - a leader."


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