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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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