Robopike

Robopike

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This image is part of the sequence Technology: Researcher with the first free-swimming robot fish, the robopike

Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Robopike. Researcher John Kumph monitoring the free-swimming robot pike he has designed. The robot is used in research into the swimming efficiency of fish. The robot is powered by motors which pull on its skeleton, producing a realistic swimming stroke. It is steered by its fins. The battery-powered robot is controlled by a human operator using a radio. Photographed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

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Keywords: american, computing, fish, high-tech, john, kumph, locomotion, massachusetts institute of, mit, researcher, robopike, robot, robotic, robotics, scientist, submarine, swimming, technician, technology, united states, usa

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