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Photos of the Day: Quick, Autonomous Robotic Fish

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:02am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew Marchese, doctoral candidate in EECS at MIT (right), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor in EECS and Director of CSAIL, hold a soft robotic fish developed by the Distributed Robotics Laboratory. (M. Scott Brauer)

Read: Soft Robotic Fish Moves Like the Real Thing

Each side of the fish’s tail is bored through with a long, tightly undulating channel. Carbon dioxide released from a canister in the fish’s abdomen causes the channel to inflate, bending the tail in the opposite direction. (M. Scott Brauer)

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