Polytech Researchers in Brooklyn Build Robotic Super Fish to Save Other Fish From Danger
- Erin Durkin for NY Daily News May 31st, 2012
- Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/polytech-researchers-brooklyn-build-robotic-super-fish-save-fish-danger-article-1.1087689
What a fish tale!
Brooklyn brainiacs are building a robotic super fish that would play savior to its aquatic brethren, leading schools of fish away from danger.
Prof. Maurizio Porfiri and his team of researchers at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute have built a school of some 30 plastic critters that look like a fish, swim like a fish - and try to win the affections of their fellow fish and lead them to safety.
“It’s like a sheep dog,” Porfiri said. “You can use them to guide fish away from dangerous areas, or guide fish away from ecological disasters, or guide them away from hydroelectric plants where they could get killed by turbines.”