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New Robotic Fish Glides Indefinitely

January 14, 2013

image of a robotic fish A high-tech, robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University (MSU) has a new look. A new skill. And a new name. MSU scientists have made a number of improvements to the fish, including the ability to glide long distances, which is the most important change to date. Full Story

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