The naro team, from the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, tests the first naro-nanin robot (photo: naro - nautical robots)
The naro-nanin robot can be customized with different fins by connecting them to the aluminum frame on its body (photo: naro - nautical robots)
Children aged 10 to 18 can experiment with different fin shapes, sizes, and placements to create different "species" (photo: naro - nautical robots)
The naro-nanin's head was created using a 3D printer and could house a camera module in the near future (photo: naro - nautical robots)
The naro-nanin contains a dive pump allowing the operator to change its depth in the pool (photo: naro - nautical robots)
Students are encouraged to design their own robot fish with the naro-nanin edutainment program (photo: naro - nautical robots)
A new breed of robot fish that is both relatively inexpensive and highly customizable is teaching students between the ages of 10 and 18 about technology and biology. It's the latest in a line of biologically-inspired underwater robots developed within the naro (nautical robots) project at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), which has previously developed robots based on tuna fish and sea turtles.
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