MIT's Daniela Rus and Andrew Marchese with their sharp-turning robotic fish
The robot's silicone tail section is completely pliable
Anyone who has ever tried to grab a minnow out of the water knows that it's almost impossible. Not only can they swim forward very quickly, but they can also make near-instantaneous right-angle turns, unpredictably shooting off to one side or the other in mere milliseconds. Now, scientists at MIT have replicated that capability in a soft-bodied robotic fish.
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