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Robotic Fish Research Swims Into New Ethorobotics Waters
November 20, 2012
Polytechnic Institute of New York University researchers have published findings in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface that illuminate the emerging field of ethorobotics--the study of bio-inspired robots interacting with animal counterparts. The researchers studied how real-time feedback attracted or repelled live zebrafish. The researchers hope that robots eventually may steer live animal or marine groups from danger.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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