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Robotic Fish Research Swims Into New Ethorobotics Waters

November 20, 2012

News thumbnail of robotfish 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. Full Story

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Polytechnic Institute of New York University

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