Robot Fish Created To Lead Other Fish Away From Danger

(Reuters July 2010)

Maurizio Porfiri, an Assistant Professor of Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, is working on a robotic fish designed to lead schools of real fish away from dangers – oil spills or turbines.

The hardest part for Porfiri/team has been discovering exactly what traits fish look for in a leader, so that their robot can successfully mimic these.

What traits do you think the robot fish would need?

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