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The secret's in the (robotic) stroke

October 30, 2013

image of a robofish 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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