Tandon Makes Strides in Robotics, Creates Realistic Zebrafish

It looks like a fish. It moves like a fish. But it’s actually Tandon’s newest creation — the robotic zebrafish.Researchers at the [NYU] Tandon School of Engineering are leading the way in true-to-life robotics with the creation of a model zebrafish that can mirror the behaviors of a living one. The similar social complexities of zebrafish and humans is the subject of professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Maurizio Porfiri’s lab at Tandon, where he and a small team of post-doctoral biologists, engineers and psychologists are studying zebrafish, using a robot capable of tracking a live zebrafish and mimicking its movements.

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