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Fish bots
« on: June 07, 2008, 11:44:53 AM »
University of Washington professor, Kristi Morgansen, has been working on these robots for 5 years. With aspirations to someday track large herds of animals and map the bottom of the ocean, communicating wirelessly while they do it. They may look small but are actually about the size of a 10 pound salmon.

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A little more information if you are interested. There's a picture of the actual robot and the creator, plus some facts about it.
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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 12:08:27 PM »
Is this design more effective than one with propellers?
I don't think so...Why would they have chosen this form factor?
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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 12:30:13 PM »
Actually they're supposed to be "more maneuverable" and are believed to create less drag than a propeller. That's what they say, at least.
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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 01:51:15 AM »
they had weight attached to them to allow them to sink...Soz everyone probally realised that...
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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 11:44:36 AM »
I've been working for 3 years on mine:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_fish.shtml

I'll be publishing two more papers in the coming months . . .

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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 11:17:54 AM »
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Re: Fish bots
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 01:20:16 PM »
What, you've got a crush?
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