News tagged with robotic fish

Robotic ghost knifefish is born (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin.

Jan 19, 2011 4.3 / 5 (12) 7 | with audio podcast

Robot fish can trick the real thing

Scientists have long turned to nature for inspiration and innovation. From unlocking the secrets of spider silk to create super-strong materials to taking hints from geckos for new adhesives, clues from the ...

Mar 08, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast

Robot fish could monitor water quality

Nature inspires technology for an engineer and an ecologist teamed up at Michigan State University. They're developing robots that use advanced materials to swim like fish to probe underwater environments.

Nov 02, 2009 3.3 / 5 (3) 2