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The secret's in the (robotic) stroke
October 30, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Recent studies from two research teams at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University demonstrate how underwater robots can be used to understand and influence the complex swimming behaviors of schooling fish. The teams, led by associate professor Maurizio Porfiri, published two separate papers in the journal PLOS ONE. These studies are the latest in a significant body of research by Porfiri and collaborators utilizing robots, specifically robotic fish.Full Story
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