Robofish to monitor pollution
This diagram helps explain the research project, which is considered a "world first" according to BMT Group scientist Rory Doyle. "While using shoals of robotic fish for pollution detection might appear like something straight out of science fiction, there are very practical reasons for choosing this form," he said, alluding to the energy-efficient nature of a fish's movement.
The fish are being built by the Professor Huosheng Hu and his robotics team at the University of Essex's School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.
He hopes to have them ready for release into the port by the end of next year.
April 3, 2009 11:10 AM PDT
Photo by: BMT Group
| Caption by: Michelle Meyers
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