A team of researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in conjunction with the University of Florence has developed a robot that monitors the quality of water and moves like a real fish.
Biomimetics is innovation inspired by nature. Nature has almost 4 billion years of experience and the most unique solutions to solve problems. Why not learn from it?
The aquaculture industry supplies almost half of all fish and seafood consumed on the planet. The practice depends a lot on the quality of the water always clean and healthy. Robot fish use sensors to monitor pH levels and when it encounters overly acidic or polluted areas, the fish’s swimming patterns change while signaling where the bad spot is.
With this, aquaculture farmers can make better decisions and act on the problem at an early stage. Each fish is 30 cm long and is made from a polymer that flexes just like the backbone of a real animal. Robots do not detract from the environment, so they cause less stress on fish. This is especially useful if the robot is reused in future behavioral studies of aquatic beings.
The future in which robot fish preserve the life of real fish has finally arrived!
Ruganzu Bruno, while still an art student at Kyambogo University in Uganda, dreamed of being an artist like Picasso. One day he saw children playing in one of his garbage sculptures in the city. He realized then that he should shift the focus from the sculptures to playgrounds.
With this new fabric this is past!