Oct 062005
 

London AquariumThe AFP reports today that the London Aquarium is set to unveil the first autonomous robotic fish. Developed at the University of Essex over a period of three years, the fish are designed to not only physically resemble their biological counterparts but also replicate their behavior and movement. While they were primarily created to drive the public’s interest in robotics, their creators envision several practical, real world tasks for them including undersea exploration and oil pipeline leak detection.