Robot pike

Robot pike

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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. The battery-powered radio-controlled robot is steered by its fins. Photographed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

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